- to form into a legal corporation.
- to put or introduce into a body or mass as an integral part or parts: to incorporate revisions into a text.
- to take in or include as a part or parts, as the body or a mass does: His book incorporates his earlier essay.
- to form or combine into one body or uniform substance, as ingredients.
- to embody: His book incorporates all his thinking on the subject.
- to form into a society or organization.
- to form a legal corporation.
- to unite or combine so as to form one body.
- legally incorporated, as a company.
- combined into one body, mass, or substance.
- Archaic. embodied.
Origin of incorporate1
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Origin of incorporate2
Examples from the Web for incorporate
These entrepreneurs have chosen to incorporate as private businesses, with all the legal rights and privileges that entails.Refusing to Marry Same-Sex Couples Isn’t Religious Freedom, It’s Just Discrimination
October 23, 2014
Worse, she obsesses over this with all of the friends and then tries to incorporate shark imagery into their sex life.15 Times ‘Friends’ Was Really, Really Weird
September 18, 2014
“These are problem-solving products but that incorporate technology in a really subtle, unobtrusive way,” she says.Wearables Hit the Runway at Fashion Week
September 11, 2014
Or, rather, to incorporate what we already know about black markets into our thinking about sex workers and their rights.Why It's Time to Legalize Prostitution
August 15, 2014
They are very graphic and seem to incorporate the case since the people engaging in the scribbled sex acts are wearing masks.True Detective’s Red Herring: Actress Erin Moriarty, Who Plays Marty’s Daughter, Tells All
March 10, 2014
Work it into a light paste, set it before the fire to rise, incorporate a pound of carraway comfits, and an hour will bake it.
Incorporate these ingredients by pounding them together in a mortar; and if approved, add a quarter of an ounce of ginger.
He was taking note of all such things, thinking to incorporate them in his report.Boy Scouts on Hudson Bay
G. Harvey Ralphson
An association was formed, and the legislature was asked to incorporate the school.The Deaf
Will you incorporate yourselves with the Creek nation in the Far-West?Diary in America, Series Two
Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
- to include or be included as a part or member of a united whole
- to form or cause to form a united whole or mass; merge or blend
- to form (individuals, an unincorporated enterprise, etc) into a corporation or other organization with a separate legal identity from that of its owners or members
- combined into a whole; incorporated
- formed into or constituted as a corporation
- an archaic word for incorporeal
Word Origin and History for incorporate
late 14c., "to put (something) into the body or substance of (something else)," from Late Latin incorporatus, past participle of incorporare "unite into one body," from Latin in- "into, in, on, upon" (see in- (2)) + corpus (genitive corporis) "body" (see corporeal). Meaning "to legally form a body politic" is from 1460s. Related: Incorporated; incorporating.