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annex

verb [T] uk   /ænˈeks/ us  
to take possession of an area of land or a country, usually by force or without permission: The UK annexed this small island west of Scotland in 1955.
annexation
noun [C or U] uk   /ˌæn.ekˈseɪ.ʃən/ us  

annex

noun [C] uk   /ˈæn.ɪks/ us  
US spelling of annexe
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