- 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)
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1. bar, prohibit, except, omit, preclude. 3. reject.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
- 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
C14: from Latin exclūdere, from claudere to shut
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Word Origin and History for unexcluded
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