One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Add notes to (a text or diagram) giving explanation or comment.
comment on, add footnotes to, add notes to, glossView synonyms
- ‘I used to watch my dad as he placed our family photos in albums like this, neatly annotating them as he went along.’
- ‘To annotate means to add explanation to information - extra ‘commentary information’ in terms of the Online Dictionary of Computing.’
- ‘Charles M. Robinson has the massive task of editing and annotating the diaries.’
- ‘This style is matched by regular sidebars in which Anderson expands on and annotates concepts and formulas that appear in the text.’
- ‘Not only do I underscore; I use brackets, carets, and braces; I annotate all four margins and I copiously turn down the edges (both top and bottom) of certain especially memorable pages.’
- ‘We were annotating our map as we went along, noting the date we passed a place or visited a ruin.’
- ‘Notes are annotated on levels of certainty with predictions and risks and possible causes for changes to numbers.’
- ‘It prints Lock's sonnets in old-spelling and very lightly annotated texts.’
- ‘He compiled, wrote, updated and annotated the inventory and signed every page relating to Denny's charge in 1542.’
- ‘Much of it consists of more or less richly annotated lists of the sorts of things one sees and experiences.’
- ‘It is a significantly extended, critically judicious, helpfully annotated edition of an indispensable oeuvre.’
- ‘The quotation we gave above suggests that Li was given the task of correcting and annotating mathematical texts.’
- ‘Brown annotates every deliberate inaccuracy in the book's notes.’
- ‘For Japanese speakers who use English as a second language, it is helpful to annotate this text in Japanese so that images may be recalled by Japanese keywords.’
- ‘You can't read the texts online but some extremely helpful person has been busy annotating the material with descriptions which makes a search or even a ramble through the material a pleasure.’
- ‘The text has been annotated and lightly edited to bring spellings up to date.’
- ‘I read it closely and annotated it extensively, as is my habit in reading generally.’
- ‘But, while I can annotate them, I can't copy any text at all into my notes.’
- ‘Someone asked Linda why nearly all the songs in her book were annotated with the date she learned the song and who taught it to her.’
- ‘You can also import a photograph and annotate it with your own handwriting or add text with Graffiti.’
Late 16th century: from Latin annotat- ‘marked’, from the verb annotare, from ad- ‘to’ + nota ‘a mark’.
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