incorporate

1
[ verb in-kawr-puh-reyt; adjective in-kawr-per-it, -prit ]
/ verb ɪnˈkɔr pəˌreɪt; adjective ɪnˈkɔr pər ɪt, -prɪt /

verb (used with object), in·cor·po·rat·ed, in·cor·po·rat·ing.

verb (used without object), in·cor·po·rat·ed, in·cor·po·rat·ing.

to form a legal corporation.
to unite or combine so as to form one body.

adjective


Nearby words

  1. inconvincible,
  2. incoordinate,
  3. incoordination,
  4. incor.,
  5. incorporable,
  6. incorporated,
  7. incorporating,
  8. incorporation,
  9. incorporator,
  10. incorporeal

Origin of incorporate

1
1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin incorporātus past participle of incorporāre to embody, incarnate. See in-2, corporate

Related formsin·cor·po·ra·tion, nounin·cor·po·ra·tive, adjectivenon·in·cor·po·ra·tive, adjective

incorporate

2
[ in-kawr-per-it, -prit ]
/ ɪnˈkɔr pər ɪt, -prɪt /

adjective Archaic.

Origin of incorporate

2
First recorded in 1525–35, incorporate is from the Late Latin word incorporātus not embodied. See in-3, corporate

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British Dictionary definitions for incorporate

incorporate

1

verb (ɪnˈkɔːpəˌreɪt)

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

adjective (ɪnˈkɔːpərɪt, -prɪt)

combined into a whole; incorporated
formed into or constituted as a corporation
Derived Formsincorporative, adjectiveincorporation, noun

Word Origin for incorporate

C14 (in the sense: put into the body of something else): from Late Latin incorporāre to embody, from Latin in- ² + corpus body

adjective

an archaic word for incorporeal

Word Origin for incorporate

C16: from Late Latin incorporātus, from Latin in- 1 + corporātus furnished with a body

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Word Origin and History for incorporate

incorporate

v.

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.

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