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v. an·no·tat·ed, an·no·tat·ing, an·no·tates
To furnish (a literary work) with critical commentary or explanatory notes; gloss.
To gloss a text.

[Latin annotāre, annotāt-, to note down : ad-, ad- + notāre, to write (from nota, note; see gnō- in Indo-European roots).]

an′no·ta′tive adj.
an′no·ta′tor n.


supplied with critical or explanatory notes
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They were the instructions of the naval minister to Commander La Perouse, annotated in the margin in Louis XVI's handwriting.
Ainger has collected and annotated certain remains of Charles and Mary Lamb, too good to lie unknown to the present generation, in forgotten periodicals or inaccessible reprints.
He had to eat as he had never eaten before, to handle strange tools, to glance surreptitiously about and learn how to accomplish each new thing, to receive the flood of impressions that was pouring in upon him and being mentally annotated and classified; to be conscious of a yearning for her that perturbed him in the form of a dull, aching restlessness; to feel the prod of desire to win to the walk in life whereon she trod, and to have his mind ever and again straying off in speculation and vague plans of how to reach to her.
There were several books on a shelf; one lay beside the tea things open, and Utterson was amazed to find it a copy of a pious work, for which Jekyll had several times expressed a great esteem, annotated, in his own hand with startling blasphemies.
In 1802-1803 he published 'Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border,' a collection of Scottish ballads and songs, which he carefully annotated.
He opened some books as he said it, and was soon immersed in their interleaved and annotated passages; while Mr.
Annotated Legal Documents on Islam in Europe: Greece
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