- vt. 附加；获得；并吞
- n. 附加物；附属建筑物
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前缀an-同ad-, 去，往，在n开头词根前同化为an-. -nex, 同词根nect, 联结，见connect.
- annex:  The verb annex entered English about a century and a half before the noun. It came from French annexer, which was formed from the past participial stem of Latin annectere ‘tie together’ (a verb annect, borrowed directly from this, was in learned use in English from the 16th to the 18th centuries). Annectere itself was based on the verb nectere ‘tie’, from which English also gets nexus and connect. The noun was borrowed from French annexe, and in the sense ‘extra building’ retains its -e.
=> connect, nexus
- annex (v.)
- late 14c., "to connect with," from Old French annexer "to join" (13c.), from Medieval Latin annexare, frequentative of Latin annecetere "to bind to," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + nectere "to tie, bind" (see nexus). Almost always meaning "to join in a subordinate capacity." Of nations or territories, c. 1400. Related: Annexed; annexing.
- annex (n.)
- 1540s, "an adjunct, accessory," from French annexe, from annexer (see annex (v.)). Meaning "supplementary building" is from 1861.
- 1. He also denied that he would seek to annex the country.
- 2. Hitler was determined to annex Austria to Germany.
- 3. The Annex lists and discusses eight titles.
- 4. The annex has been built on to the main building.
- 5. The private barber parlor was in an annex adjoining a capacious bathroom.
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