annex - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/əˈneks/

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/ˈæneks/
present tense
I/you/we/theyannex
he/she/itannexes
present participleannexing
past tenseannexed
past participleannexed
  1. to take control of a country or region by force

    In 1521, the state fell to Cortés, and Mexico was annexed by Spain.

derived word

annexation

 

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/ˌænekˈseɪʃ(ə)n/
noun [countable/uncountable]
singularannexation
pluralannexations