Annex (verb)

  1. Add (something) to a larger or more important thing.
  2. Take control of (a territory) and make it part of one's own country or empire.


Late 16th century: from french annexer, from latin annexus, past participle of annectere, from ad- "to" + nectere "bind".


  1. The company annexed several smaller firms to expand its business.
  2. The country annexed the territory after a vote.
  3. The city annexed the neighboring town.
  4. The company annexed the smaller companies to become a market leader.
  5. The group annexed the territory to their own land.
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