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.
- in·clud·a·ble, in·clud·i·ble, adjective
- pre·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
- un·in·clud·i·ble, adjective
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How to use include in a sentence
The area includes the volatile corner of New York Avenue and North Capitol Street.Man fatally shot in Truxton Circle in Northwest Washington | Peter Hermann | November 20, 2020 | Washington Post
For 27 years, I had an eating disorder that included anorexia, bulimia and overexercising.What ‘The Crown’ got right in portraying Princess Diana’s bulimia: It let her voice be heard | Amanda Long | November 20, 2020 | Washington Post
En route there were many failures, including multiple extinct species of humans, whose fragmented skulls glare at us from vanished worlds.With CRISPR, humans can create their own evolutionary future | Adrian Woolfson | November 20, 2020 | Washington Post
Hayes lined up seven games, including several with out-of-state teams, but Maryland travel guidelines ultimately limited the team to three games.A high school football coach had a heart attack during a game, but didn’t leave until it was done | Kyle Melnick | November 20, 2020 | Washington Post
She’d drawn an entire diagram of one and included labeled details of how each part worked.Distance learning was a disaster. So I decided to teach my daughter myself. | Tracey Lewis-Giggetts | November 19, 2020 | Washington Post
British Dictionary definitions for include
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
- includable or includible, adjective
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