verb \iks-ˈklüd\

: 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

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


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