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 (ə-nĕks′, ăn′ĕks′)
tr.v. an·nexed, an·nex·ing, an·nex·es
1. To append or attach, especially to a larger or more significant thing.
2. To incorporate (territory) into an existing political unit such as a country, state, county, or city.
3. To add or attach, as an attribute, condition, or consequence.
n. (ăn′ĕks′, ăn′ĭks)
1. A building added on to a larger one or an auxiliary building situated near a main one.
2. An addition, such as an appendix, that is made to a record or other document.

[Middle English annexen, from Old French annexer, from Latin annectere, annex-, to connect : ad-, ad- + nectere, to bind; see ned- in Indo-European roots.]

an′nex·a′tion (ăn′ĭk-sā′shən) n.
an′nex·a′tion·al adj.
an′nex·a′tion·ism n.
an′nex·a′tion·ist n.
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The delegation of Azerbaijan to OSCE on a number of occasions has raised this issue with the Secretariat and Secretary General of the organization, drawing attention to the inadmissibility of allowing Armenia to abuse the OSCE Document Distribution Center for promoting its annexationist aspirations with regard to the territories it has occupied through military force and where it has carried out ethnic cleansing on a massive scale, in violation of the OSCE principles and commitments set forth in the Helsinki Final Act and the OSCE documents and decisions," said the message.
These included a combination of a civil and military hierarchy as would be conducive to the control of a vast and discontented local population and to the furtherance of their own annexationist aspirations.
Minister Elmar Mammadyarov speaking about the aggression of Armenia against Azerbaijan and barbaric actions perpetrated in the occupied lands, especially destruction of the transport infrastructure noted that destructive and annexationist policy pursued by Armenia seriously hampers full-fledged development of regional cooperation and connectivity and implementation of sustainable development agenda in the region.
Stresemann, who had been a monarchist and annexationist in the early days of World War I, had become a Vernunftrepublikaner, that is a "republican by reason" (Wirsching and Eder 2008) and a proponent of international detente--probably also by reason (Niedhart 2012: 23; Mommsen 2009: 251; Wright 1995: 119).
Delany illustrates this point in descriptions of conflicts between annexationist creoles and Cuba's Spanish government.
As an unabashed annexationist, he wants to formally incorporate the West Bank into Israel.
Polk, by contrast, risked (some say invited) war against Mexico for annexationist goals.
diplomacy have the courage to do something it had failed to do for over thirty-five years, and put forward an initiative on Palestine that diverged markedly from the Israeli government's colonialist, annexationist agenda?
At an international level, the EIA's collaboration with Nazi and fascist government agencies, whatever its intentions, encouraged annexationist aims in western Europe and the Balkans.
Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Zeev Elkin, a staunch annexationist, said, "regardless of the world's opposition, it's time to do in (the West Bank) what we did in (Arab East) Jerusalem and the Golan.
His invasion plans took into consideration the existence of a small group of Puerto Ricans with strong annexationist tendencies.
ii) The more those nationalities pursue the recovery of national diasporas, and the more they pursue annexationist strategies of recovery, the greater the risk of war.