to supply with critical or explanatory ; comment upon in :
to annotate the works of Shakespeare.
to make or .
Contemporary Examples

The latest $400 model has a reading light and a touch screen that allows you to annotate while reading.
Who Says the Book Business Is Dead? Peter Osnos January 12, 2009

Historical Examples

He read industriously for some time, occasionally pausing to annotate; and once or twice he raised his head and listened.
Macaria Augusta Jane Evans Wilson

To annotate it in detail would be to spoil its completeness.
Three Accounts of Peterloo Edward Stanley

His curiosity turning to admiration, he began to translate and annotate the most striking treatises that fell into his hands.
The Rise of the Hugenots, Vol. 1 (of 2) Henry Martyn Baird

Mrs. Ansell left it to her tone to annotate the announcement.
The Fruit of the Tree Edith Wharton

I proceeded to annotate Jill’s mischievous remarks with much severity.
Uncle Max Rosa Nouchette Carey

I read them through, turn the pages lightly, annotate them, learn them by heart.
The Dangerous Age Karin Michalis

It can hardly be necessary to annotate the well-known characters of ‘the twins’ that Stanley introduces.
Minor Poets of the Caroline Period, Vol III John Cleveland

A survivor to-day might annotate “Et quel quelqu’un quelquefois!”
A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2 George Saintsbury

Did J—— keep his copy of the book, I wonder, and did he annotate it with lively commentary of his own?
Plum Pudding Christopher Morley

to supply (a written work, such as an ancient text) with critical or explanatory notes

1733, from Latin annotatus, past participle of annotare “to note down” (see annotation). Related: Annotated; annotating. Not in Johnson’s “Dictionary,” but used therein in defining comment. Form annote is recorded from mid-15c. Related: Annotated; annotating.


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  • Annotated

    supplied with or containing explanatory notes, textual comments, etc.: an annotated edition of Milton’s poetry. to supply with critical or explanatory ; comment upon in : to annotate the works of Shakespeare. to make or . Contemporary Examples The resulting text is both social commentary and annotated memoir—equal parts enlightening and enjoyable but sharp throughout. […]

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