Meaning of “annotate” in the English Dictionary

"annotate" in British English

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annotateverb [ T ]

uk /ˈæn.ə.teɪt/ us /ˈæn.ə.teɪt/ formal
noun [ C or U ] uk /ˌæn.əˈteɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌæn.əˈteɪ.ʃən/

The annotation of literary texts makes them more accessible.
The revised edition of the book includes many useful annotations.

(Definition of “annotate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"annotate" in American English

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annotateverb [ T ]


writing to add notes or remarks on a piece of writing

annotated bibliography

An annotated bibliography is a list of books or articles with notes giving additional information about each item.

(Definition of “annotate” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)