an|no|tate [ˈænəteıt] v [T usually passive]
[Date: 1700-1800; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of annotare, from ad- 'to' + notare 'to mark']
to add short notes to a book or piece of writing to explain parts of it
an annotated edition of 'Othello'
>annotation [ˌænəˈteıʃən] n [U and C]

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  • Annotate — An no*tate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Annotated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Annotating}.] [L. annotatus; p. p. of annotare to annotate; ad + notare to mark, nota mark. See {Note}, n.] To explain or criticize by notes; as, to annotate the works of Bacon. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • annotate — an·no·tate / a nə ˌtāt/ vb tat·ed, tat·ing vi: to make or write an annotation vt: to make or write annotations for an·no·ta·tor / ˌtā tər/ n Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • annotate — annotate, gloss and their corresponding nouns annotation, gloss mean, as verbs, to add or append comment, or as nouns, an added or appended comment intended to be helpful in interpreting a passage or text. One annotates a text (as of a literary… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Annotate — An no*tate, v. i. To make notes or comments; with on or upon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • annotate — (v.) 1733, from L. annotatus, pp. of annotare to note down (see ANNOTATION (Cf. annotation)). Related: Annotated; annotating. Not in Johnson s Dictionary, but used therein in defining comment. Form annote is recorded from mid 15c. Related:… …   Etymology dictionary

  • annotate — [v] write explanatory notes comment, commentate, construe, define, elucidate, explain, expound, footnote, gloss, illustrate, interpret, note, remark; concepts 51,57,79 …   New thesaurus

  • annotate — ► VERB ▪ add explanatory notes to. DERIVATIVES annotation noun annotator noun. ORIGIN Latin annotare to mark …   English terms dictionary

  • annotate — [an′ə tāt΄, an′ōtāt΄] vt., vi. annotated, annotating [< L annotatus, pp. of annotare < ad , to + notare, to note, mark < nota: see NOTE] to provide critical or explanatory notes for (a literary work, etc.) annotative adj. annotator n …   English World dictionary

  • annotate — [[t]æ̱noʊteɪt[/t]] annotates, annotating, annotated VERB If you annotate written work or a diagram, you add notes to it, especially in order to explain it. [V n] Historians annotate, check and interpret the diary selections. [V ed]… …   English dictionary

  • annotate — UK [ˈænəteɪt] / US [ˈænəˌteɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms annotate : present tense I/you/we/they annotate he/she/it annotates present participle annotating past tense annotated past participle annotated to put notes in a piece of writing in… …   English dictionary

  • annotate — annotative, annotatory /an euh tay teuh ree, teuh tawr ee, tohr ee; euh noh teuh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. annotator, n. /an euh tayt /, v., annotated, annotating. v.t. 1. to supply with critical or explanatory notes; comment upon in notes: to… …   Universalium

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