[ in-klood ]
/ ɪnˈklud /
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verb (used with object), in·clud·ed, in·clud·ing.
to contain, as a whole does parts or any part or element: The so-called “complete breakfast” in this ad included juice, milk, cereal, toast, eggs, and bacon.The anniversary edition of the game will include the expansion packs and DLC.
to place in an aggregate, class, category, or the like: Please include me in any future discussions.Hawks and eagles are included in the family “Accipitridae.”
to contain as a subordinate element; involve as a factor: Our comprehensive approach to health includes such aspects as resilience, resources, and quality of life.Schooling should include friendship, fun, and laughter, in addition to rigorous study.
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Origin of include
synonym study for include
1. 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.
OTHER WORDS FROM include
in·clud·a·ble, in·clud·i·ble, adjectivepre·in·clude, verb (used with object), pre·in·clud·ed, pre·in·clud·ing.re·in·clude, verb (used with object), re·in·clud·ed, re·in·clud·ing.un·in·clud·a·ble, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for include
/ (ɪnˈkluːd) /
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
Derived forms of includeincludable or includible, adjective
Word Origin for include
C15 (in the sense: to enclose): from Latin inclūdere to enclose, from in- ² + claudere to close
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