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annex
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Gulliver's Travels
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as in: annexed the community Define
to take territory -- such as a city making land outside of it a part of the city
  • I made my humblest acknowledgment to this illustrious person, for his great communicativeness; and promised, "if ever I had the good fortune to return to my native country, that I would do him justice, as the sole inventor of this wonderful machine;" the form and contrivance of which I desired leave to delineate on paper, as in the figure here annexed.

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  • The county annexed the rural community where we live.
  • Hitler annexed Lithuania.

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as in: annexed the community Define
to take territory -- such as a city making land outside of it a part of the city
as in: annex of the main building Define
an addition that extends a main building or: to attach something -- especially to something larger or more important
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