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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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To recognize the ideological sleight of hand here, it is worth remembering that many annexationists desired to cede little agency to Cuba; whereas Cuba sought statehood and political self-determination, many annexationists--although not necessarily the Southerners who wanted more slave states--wished to make Cuba a territory without national self-representation.
Some annexationists contended that, notwithstanding the provisions of the Adams-Onis Treaty, Texas was rightfully a possession of the United States whose title had never been validly conveyed to Spain.
There is little evidence available to substantiate what Fornaris's political affiliations and leanings were after the annexationist era.
The intifada delivered a mortal blow to Israeli annexationist efforts to erase that line from the everyday life of Israelis, to routinize the incorporation of the territories into Israel and thereby remove the question of what to do with the West Bank and Gaza from the agenda of Israeli politics (Tessier, in Brynen, 63-66).
Annexationists soon resorted to the more numerically permissive device of ordinary lawmaking in the form of a joint resolution.
While Xi was broadcasting the annexationist direction of China's foreign policy involving territorial disputes, the Philippines, which had taken the brunt of Chinese pressure in the West Philippine Sea, was not sitting idly by.
The US was intent on fending off foreign designs on Hawaii, but colonialism was not yet a major force in Washington, DC, and the annexationists among the white Hawaiian oligarchy were not getting very far.
In 1882 a proposal presented to the British Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone, would include the British West Indies, in an effort to deter the annexationist ambitions of the United States in the Caribbean (Rama 1980:4, 68-74).
In the past, Khmer ethnonationalist rhetoric, drawing upon French colonial stereotypes, had more frequently depicted the Vietnamese (often referred to derogatorily as 'Yuon') as dangerous 'thieves', ranging from Khmer Rouge portrayals of the 'expansionist, annexationist Vietnamese' to contemporary Cambodian political party descriptions of the 'land swallowing' or 'infectious invading' Yuon 'germs'.
In simple terms, it is an annexationist policy that cannot be implemented without the destruction of the Cuban nation.
In 1898, with benevolent annexationist activities extending from Cuba to the Philippines, the twentieth century began.
He fails to emphasize sufficiently, for example, the extent to which American continental expansion was driven by individuals rather than the state, as well as the resistance consistently shown by the Congress toward various annexationist projects (Texas, Hawaii, the Philippines).
American annexationist, real estate promoter and legless lawyer Enos Stutsman was the Fenian's defence attorney; see Dale Gibson, Attorney for the Frontier: Enos Stutsman, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1983:157-158.
In fact the success of LaFontaine's party in forming the government in 1848 might well have brought to a quicker end Thomson's municipal system had it not been for the suburban politicians who associated themselves with the annexationist movement in 1849.
Todd, who had been members of the Puerto Rican section of the Cuban Revolutionary Party's struggle for independence, also shared annexationist ideas as some other Cubans leaders did.