I. verb — [with obj.] annex /əˈnɛks /
1. add as an extra or subordinate part, especially to a document • the first ten amendments were annexed to the Constitution in 1791.
‹archaic› add or attach as a condition or consequence.
• extreme anointing hath neither ordinance of God to be grounded on, nor promise of grace annexed.
3. add (territory) to one’s own territory by appropriation • the left bank of the Rhine was annexed by France in 1797.
II. noun — annex /ˈanɛks /
1. a building joined to or associated with a main building, providing additional space or accommodation. • the school’s one-storey wooden annex.
2. an addition to a document • an annex to the report.
– origin late Middle English: from Old French annexer, from Latin annectere ‘connect’, from ad- ‘to’ + nectere ‘tie, fasten’.