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’.

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