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annex (something) to

To legally join tracts of land. In order to make such drastic renovations to your home, you'll need to annex more land to your lot.
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annex something to something

[for a governmental body of a town or city] to attach a parcel of land onto an existing parcel of land through legal proceedings. The village annexed some adjacent land to itself. The adjoining lot was annexed to the site to allow for a bigger building.
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annex to something

[for the owner of a parcel of land] to have land attached to an adjacent town or city. Our community doesn't want to annex to Adamsville. The town voted to annex to the neighboring city of Smithton.
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said at the meeting that he had been working with Poland to try to come to a resolution on the eastern Ukraine conflict and Crimea's annexation. "We have agreed on our next steps to stop the war in eastern Ukraine and to bring back occupied Crimea," ( Zelensky said.
The resolution noted that this annexation is an attempt to undermine the UN Charter, international law and relevant UN Security Council resolutions which accept the inalienable right of self-determination of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
In an ( interview with the Jerusalem Post, she called for the full annexation of Area C, which constitutes nearly 60 percent of the West Bank.
is seeking annexation into the village of the first 10 acres, along with an industrial rezoning and a variation for building heights up to 42 feet.
He said China was against India move on Ladakh issue but not on Kashmir annexation. 'Pakistan seems to be isolated on Kashmiri issue at International level,' he said.
"The public endorsement of Israel's annexation of occupied Palestinian and Syrian territory by the US Ambassador (David Friedman) to Israel and the so-called Middle East envoy (Jason Greenblatt) reflect (US President Donald) Trump administration's determined steps to undermine and circumvent the requirements of peace in the region," said Hanan Ashrawi, member of the PLO's Executive Committee.
We conclude that the annexation petition in this case is not a petition for direct annexation by unanimous approval.
Commenting on the title of the event, Brian Wu said the meaning of "say no to annexation" was two-fold: the annexation of Taiwan by China and the annexation of William Lai, by President Tsai Ing-wen.
Many who have defended Israel's annexation of the Golan Heights have based their argument on the idea that Israel should be allowed to claim territory that it captured from an enemy in a defensive war.
The annexation led to tensions and violence in the Crimean peninsula, which also saw then pro-Russian Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich being overthrown, following massive demonstrations in that year.
The Supreme Court held that an orderly annexation agreement under Minn.
Moscow, SANA- The Russian Presidency on Tuesday warned off the negative repercussions of US President Donald Trump's declaration on recognizing the annexation of the occupied Syrian Golan to "Israel", affirming that it represents a new violation of the international law.
[23/March/2019] SANAA, March 23 (Saba) - Foreign Minister Hisham Sharaf on Friday affirmed that the Yemeni government and people refuse any invitation or statement to recognize the annexation of occupied Syrian lands in the Golan Heights.
Annexation of territory by force is prohibited under international law, including the UN Charter," a British foreign office spokesman said in a statement, adding, "We did not recognize Israel's annexation in 1981 and have no plans to change our position."
State Department still refers to the situation in the peninsula as an "attempted annexation," the attempt has succeeded.