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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

The very next day he sent Eisenhower a message saying that he did not intend to annex the Sinai.
Time to Talk Tough With Israel Kai Bird March 21, 2010

The CIA Sunday denied her claim that prisoners were held at the annex, which has not been reported elsewhere.
Alleged Petraeus Mistress Suggested She Was Privy to State Secrets Eli Lake November 11, 2012

The Party Faithful David Remnick, The New Yorker The settlers move to annex the West Bank—and Israeli politics.
The Week’s Best Longreads for Jan. 19, 2013 David Sessions January 18, 2013

He continued in this vein, issuing a detailed 12-page annex to a report in November that outlined Iran’s alleged weapons work.
Exclusive: U.N. Won’t Back Down on Iran Nuclear Inspections Michael Adler March 10, 2012

And Tal was the only speaker to lead with a peace message, ringing the alarm about right-wing plans to annex the West Bank.
Israel’s New Election Discourse Don Futterman January 7, 2013

Historical Examples

He tried to get em to hire another curate, and let him have full swing at the annex; but they told him theyd close it up first.
Friar Tuck Robert Alexander Wason

I wish we could annex this place and add it on to the Villa Camellia.
The Jolliest School of All Angela Brazil

Shooting out at right angles are the Spanish annex, and the building shared by India and Ceylon.
Scientific American Supplement, No. 385, May 19, 1883 Various

The soil was not ours, and Congress did not annex or attempt to annex it.
The Papers And Writings Of Abraham Lincoln, Volume Two Abraham Lincoln

It was as well that it was so, since Mrs. Rainham had managed to annex a proportion of Cecilia’s things for Avice.
Back To Billabong Mary Grant Bruce

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

See annexure

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.

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


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