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an·nex  (-nks, nks)
tr.v. an·nexed, an·nex·ing, an·nex·es
1. To append or attach, especially to a larger or more significant thing.
2. To incorporate (territory) into an existing political unit such as a country, state, county, or city.
3. To add or attach, as an attribute, condition, or consequence.
n. (nks, nks)
1. A building added on to a larger one or an auxiliary building situated near a main one.
2. An addition, such as an appendix, that is made to a record or other document.

[Middle English annexen, from Old French annexer, from Latin annectere, annex-, to connect : ad-, ad- + nectere, to bind; see ned- in Indo-European roots.]

annex·ation (nk-sshn) n.
annex·ation·al adj.
annex·ation·ism n.
annex·ation·ist n.

annex  /nks, nks/  n. -es 1 an addition to an existing building 2 a separate building of smaller size near a main building: Our rooms were in the annex close to the main hotel.
v. [T] -es to take possession of another country: Germany annexed Austria just before World War II. -n. annexation /nksen/. annex

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