Annexed



to attach, append, or add, especially to something larger or more important.
to incorporate (territory) into the domain of a city, country, or state:
Germany annexed part of Czechoslovakia.
to take or appropriate, especially without permission.
to attach as an attribute, condition, or consequence.
something annexed.
a subsidiary building or an addition to a building:
The emergency room is in the annex of the main building.
something added to a document; appendix; supplement:
an annex to a treaty.
Contemporary Examples

What if he left Kuwait largely intact, but looted the country, and annexed Kuwaiti oil fields and one or two of Kuwait’s islands?
The Sins of the First Gulf War Geoffrey Wawro January 21, 2011

They would either be annexed to a larger unit after defeat, or they would form one preemptively to avoid defeat.
War! What Is It Good For? A Lot Nick Romeo August 12, 2014

It is the only tourist center Ukraine has left on the Black Sea, since Russia annexed Crimea last spring.
Is Putin Turning to Terrorism in Ukraine? Anna Nemtsova January 5, 2015

The poll indicates strong opposition to the idea that the West Bank be annexed to Israel.
Trouble, Can’t You See? Noam Shelef October 24, 2012

Today, in the midst of the war, what patriotic Ukrainian would vacation on an annexed beach?
Putin’s Crimea Is a Big Anti-Gay Casino Anna Nemtsova September 7, 2014

Historical Examples

The annexed cut represents a cramp-ring of lead, simply cast in a mould, and sold cheap for the use of the commonalty.
Finger-Ring Lore William Jones

As a consequence, the annexed document has been signed by the said representatives.
The Philippine Islands John Foreman

Hanover, whose king had sided with the Austrians, was annexed to Prussia.
The World War and What was Behind It Louis P. Benezet

The names of the officers killed and wounded, as far as they can be collected, are annexed.
Jackanapes Juliana Horatio Ewing

In 1868 the march of invasion reached Bokhara, and in 1873 the oasis of Khiva was conquered and annexed.
Famous Men and Great Events of the Nineteenth Century Charles Morris

verb (transitive) (æˈnɛks)
to join or add, esp to something larger; attach
to add (territory) by conquest or occupation
to add or append as a condition, warranty, etc
to appropriate without permission
noun (ˈænɛks)
a variant spelling (esp US) of annexe
noun

See annexure
v.

late 14c., “to connect with,” from Old French annexer “to join” (13c.), from Medieval Latin annexare, frequentative of Latin annecetere “to bind to,” from ad- “to” (see ad-) + nectere “to tie, bind” (see nexus). Almost always meaning “to join in a subordinate capacity.” Of nations or territories, c.1400. Related: Annexed; annexing.
n.

1540s, “an adjunct, accessory,” from French annexe, from annexer (see annex (v.)). Meaning “supplementary building” is from 1861.

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