exclude

[ik-sklood]

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.

Nearby words

  1. exclamatory,
  2. exclaustration,
  3. exclave,
  4. exclosure,
  5. excludable,
  6. excluded middle,
  7. excluding,
  8. exclusion,
  9. exclusion clause,
  10. exclusion principle

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

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 Formsexcludable or excludible, adjectiveexcluder, noun

Word Origin for exclude

C14: from Latin exclūdere, from claudere to shut

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Word Origin and History for excludes

exclude

v.

mid-14c., from Latin excludere "keep out, shut out, hinder," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + claudere "to close, shut" (see close (v.)). Related: Excluded; excluding.

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