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annotate

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Definition add explanatory notes or opinions to a written document
  • The book has a fabulous annotated bibliography.
  • The aide summarizes and annotates prospective legislation.
  • Covering the reading desk there were endless piles of petitions and memorials, all annotated with the royal decision and signature.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • However, the author, Wladysiaw Szpilman, asked me to provide some annotations for his readers — half a century after the events he describes.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tions", converts a verb into a plural noun that denotes results of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in actions, illustrations, and observations.)
  • I have a few more annotations to my diagnosis.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tions", converts a verb into a plural noun that denotes results of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in actions, illustrations, and observations.)
  • As you probably know, the personal papers of the scientist in question included a very heavily annotated copy of the Rosicrucian manifestos.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • What's that?" she tapped at a section that somebody had underlined or annotated.
    Maxine Hong Kingston  --  The Woman Warrior
  • The first is an annotated account of the Antelope case.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • Thank God, I thought, no more annotated climaxes to intrude on my work and composure.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • The mayor did not look at him, but went on annotating this docket.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • "Caninus surdis," replied the king, continuing the annotations in his Horace.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tions", converts a verb into a plural noun that denotes results of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in actions, illustrations, and observations.)
  • Not to mention it contained years of my personal notes and annotations!
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tions", converts a verb into a plural noun that denotes results of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in actions, illustrations, and observations.)
  • "I'm employed as an editor at the Oxford University Press, and Professor Sigurdsson was to add annotations to one of our publications."
    James A. Owen  --  Here, There be Dragons
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tions", converts a verb into a plural noun that denotes results of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in actions, illustrations, and observations.)
  • With regard to adding annotations at the end of the book, you may safely do it in this way.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tions", converts a verb into a plural noun that denotes results of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in actions, illustrations, and observations.)
  • She may have pressed her wedding corsage in her scrapbook, but she hadn't annotated the page, in case somebody—her mother, Athena—got suspicious and went looking for clues.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • I have been led farther than I had foreseen, and various subjects for annotation have presented themselves which, though I have no direct need of them, I could not pretermit.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • (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.)
  • Bending low to decipher the ingredients (even here, the previous owner had made annotations and crossed things out) Harry hurried off toward the store cupboard to find what he needed.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tions", converts a verb into a plural noun that denotes results of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in actions, illustrations, and observations.)
  • Running all that over in his head as he listens to the rain, Cedric thinks about how many paragraphs of his psych text he'll have to annotate and block out for cramming in the middle of next week.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • "The Spell of the Yukon"; a "gift" copy of James Whitcomb Riley, an assortment of battered, annotated schoolbooks, and, finally, to his surprise, one of his own late discoveries, the collected poems of Rupert Brooke.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • His copy of the Tractatus Theologico-Politicus was underlined and marginally annotated from cover to cover (also disfigured by interlinear pencil translations: "I can read Latin," he would say, "but only the nouns").
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues

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