[ 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.
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)
ANTONYMS FOR exclude
ex·clud·er, nounex·clu·so·ry [ik-skloo-suh-ree, -zuh-ree] /ɪkˈsklu sə ri, -zə ri/, adjectivepre·ex·clude, verb (used with object), pre·ex·clud·ed, pre·ex·clud·ing.un·ex·clud·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for unexcluded
/ (ɪkˈskluːd) /
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 unexcluded
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