exclude

[ ik-sklood ]
/ ɪkˈsklud /

verb (used with object), ex·clud·ed, ex·clud·ing.

to shut or keep out; prevent the entrance of.
to shut out from consideration, privilege, etc.: Employees and their relatives were excluded from participation in the contest.
to expel and keep out; thrust out; eject: He was excluded from the club for infractions of the rules.

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Origin of exclude

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin exclūdere to shut out, cut off, equivalent to ex- ex-1 + -clūdere (combining form of claudere to close)

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British Dictionary definitions for excludes

exclude
/ (ɪkˈskluːd) /

verb (tr)

to keep out; prevent from entering
to reject or not consider; leave out
to expel forcibly; eject
to debar from school, either temporarily or permanently, as a form of punishment

Derived forms of exclude

excludable or excludible, adjectiveexcluder, noun

Word Origin for exclude

C14: from Latin exclūdere, from claudere to shut
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