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exclude

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verb ex·clude \iks-ˈklüd\

Simple Definition of exclude

  • : to prevent (someone) from doing something or being a part of a group

  • : to leave out (something) : to not include (something)

  • : to think that (something, such as a possibility) is not worth attention

Full Definition of exclude

ex·clud·edex·clud·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to prevent or restrict the entrance of b :  to bar from participation, consideration, or inclusion

  3. 2 :  to expel or bar especially from a place or position previously occupied

ex·clud·er noun

Examples of exclude

  1. You can share files with some people on the network while excluding others.

  2. The prices on the menu exclude tax.



Origin of exclude

Middle English, from Latin excludere, from ex- + claudere to close — more at close


First Known Use: 14th century



EXCLUDE Defined for Kids

exclude

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verb ex·clude \ik-ˈsklüd\

Definition of exclude

ex·clud·edex·clud·ing

  1. :  to shut out :  keep out <Don't exclude your little sister from the game.>



Word Root of exclude

The Latin word claudere, meaning “to close” or “to shut,” gives us the root clud. To exclude is to shut another out of a group. To include is to shut someone into a group. To conclude, or bring something, such as a speech, to an end, is to close it.



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