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annex

verb [T]     /ænˈeks/
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.Colonisation and self-governmentArriving, entering and invading annexation     /ˌæn.ekˈseɪ.ʃən/ noun [C or U] Colonisation and self-governmentArriving, entering and invading
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