- to contain, as a whole does parts or any part or element: The package includes the computer, program, disks, and a manual.
- to place in an aggregate, class, category, or the like.
- to contain as a subordinate element; involve as a factor.
Origin of include
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1. embody. Include, comprehend, comprise, embrace imply containing parts of a whole. To include is to contain as a part or member, or among the parts and members, of a whole: The list includes many new names. To comprehend is to have within the limits, scope, or range of references, as either a part or the whole number of items concerned: The plan comprehends several projects. To comprise is to consist of, as the various parts serving to make up the whole: This genus comprises 50 species. Embrace emphasizes the extent or assortment of that which is included: The report embraces a great variety of subjects.
1. exclude, preclude.
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Examples from the Web for include
Therefore, it is not possible for any F-35 schedule to include a video data link or infrared pointer at this point.Pentagon Misfires in Stealth Jet Scandal
January 8, 2015
That could include private financial or personal information—like the credit-card numbers you used to pay for the corrupted Wi-Fi.How ‘Ethical’ Hotel Chain Marriott Gouges Guests in the Name of Wi-Fi Security
December 31, 2014
Showings will include a special message from Seth Rogen that will play beforehand.The Inside Story of How Sony’s ‘The Interview’ Finally Made It to Theaters
December 23, 2014
Editor's Note: This article has been revised to include the definition and text of Section 12.Prof: MIT Hospitalized Me For Ferguson Tweets
December 11, 2014
When Reid came on board, he had only leased part of the land to farm on; the deal did not include the house.Ester Elchies, The Estate Built By Whiskey
December 10, 2014
Why he neglected to include the way of a maid with a man is not at once apparent.
It is to me more what you call a 'beast-garden,' to include all species of fauna.
I propose to continue this biography, and include the whole in book form.Biography of a Slave
The director turned, with a smile, to include that lady in the conversation.Meadow Grass
I suppose I can make arrangements that will include a church.In a Steamer Chair and Other Stories
- to have as contents or part of the contents; be made up of or contain
- to add as part of something else; put in as part of a set, group, or category
- to contain as a secondary or minor ingredient or element
C15 (in the sense: to enclose): from Latin inclūdere to enclose, from in- ² + claudere to close
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Word Origin and History for include
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