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annex

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1  —as in:
annexed the community
Definition to take territory and make it part of a larger territory — such as a city making land outside of it a part of the city
  • The county annexed the rural community where we live.
annexed = took territory
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Hitler annexed Lithuania.
  • annexed = took territory
  • Sam Houston was elected president, and a struggle began for annexation by the United States, an idea resisted by antislavery forces in the U.S. Congress.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • annexation = the process of taking territory
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • When, a few years later, the Emperor annexed the land, the Eritreans at once began a guerrilla war for their liberation.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • annexed = took territory
  • I may as well tell you, if you don't know it already, that as a young lieutenant in the Japanese marines, Nobu had been severely injured in a bombing outside Seoul in 1910, at the time Korea was being annexed to Japan.
    Arthur Golden  --  Memoirs of a Geisha
  • annexed = taken and attached
  • They argue about what we ought to annex. The head-master with the steel watch-chain wants to have at least the whole of Belgium, the coal-areas of France, and a slice of Russia.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • annex = take
  • "We will not quarrel for the greater share of blame annexed to that evening," said Elizabeth.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • Before Stalin annexed Eastern Europe.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • This annexation took place in the same way in which a foreign language is appropriated, namely, by translation.
    Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels  --  The Communist Manifesto
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • The Colony of Connecticut is annexed to Massachusetts.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond

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2  —as in:
annex of the main building
Definition an addition that extends a main building

or:

to attach something — especially to something larger or more important
  • The YMCA added an annex where younger children can play.
annex = an addition that extends a main building
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Their display is in the annex to the main convention hall.
  • annex = an addition that extends a main building
  • At the end of January Pierre went to Moscow and stayed in an annex of his house which had not been burned.
    Tolstoy, Leo  --  War and Peace
  • Jonas nodded, waved to her, and headed around the building toward the Annex, a small wing attached to the back.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • annex = an addition that extends a main building
  • Monday morning, I was called out of English class to the library annex.
    Carl Deuker  --  Gym Candy
  • annex = an addition that extends a main building
  • She's waiting in the annex.
    J.D. Salinger  --  The Catcher in the Rye
  • annex = an addition that extends a main building
  • There was a new annex on the south side of the house, where younger women were filling bottles and packaging orders for shipment.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • annex = an addition that extends a main building
  • Now our Secret Annex has truly become secret.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • annex = an addition that extends a main building
  • I knew nothing about kimono except how to wear them, so I was given the task of spending my days in the basement of the workshop annex, tending to the vats of dye as they boiled.
    Arthur Golden  --  Memoirs of a Geisha
  • annex = an addition that extends a main building
  • From there, we left the Franks' living area, but we were still in the museum: A long narrow hallway showed pictures of each of the annex's eight residents and described how and where and when they died.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
annex = an addition that extends a main building

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