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annexverb [T]

 us   /əˈneks, ˈæn·eks/
  • annex verb [T] (TAKE)

to take ​possession of an ​area of ​land or a ​country and ​add it to a ​largerarea, usually by ​force: The ​UnitedStates annexed ​parts of Texas and New Mexico, which ​belonged to Mexico.
annexation
noun [C/U]  us   /ˌæn·ekˈseɪ·ʃən, ˌæn·ək-/
[U] the annexation of Latvia by the Soviet ​Union

annexnoun [C]

 us   /ˈæn·eks, -ɪks/
  • annex noun [C] (ADDED BUILDING)

an ​addition to a ​building, or another ​building, used with an ​existingbuilding: The ​oldwarehousebecame an annex of the ​mainstore.
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"annex" in British English

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annexverb [T]

uk   /ænˈeks/  us   /ænˈeks/

annexnoun [C]

uk   /ˈæn.ɪks/  us   /ˈæn.ɪks/
(Definition of annex from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"annex" in Business English

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annexnoun [C]

(also annexe) uk   us   /ˈæneks/
an ​addition to a ​document or ​report: The List of Export Subsidies is ​provided in Annex I to the Agreement.
(Definition of annex from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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