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verb [transitive] annex pronunciation in American English /əˈneks/ annex pronunciation in American English /ˈæˌneks/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyannex
he/she/itannexes
present participleannexing
past tenseannexed
past participleannexed

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  1. to take control of a country or region by force

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

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annexation

 annex pronunciation in American English /ˌænekˈseɪʃ(ə)n/  noun [countable/uncountable]
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singularannexation
pluralannexations
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