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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: annexer, from Latin annectere, from ad- 'to' + nectere ( NEXUS)

annex

verb
     
an‧nex [transitive]
to take control of a country or area next to your own, especially by using force:
The Baltic republics were annexed by the Soviet Union in 1940.
annexation noun [uncountable and countable]

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