Simple Definition of include
: to have (someone or something) as part of a group or total : to contain (someone or something) in a group or as a part of something
: to make (someone or something) a part of something
Examples of include
The speakers will include several experts on the subject.
The price of dinner includes dessert.
Admission to the museum is included in the tour package.
The results came in too late for us to include them in the study.
Origin of include
Middle English, from Latin includere, from in- + claudere to close — more at close
First Known Use: 15th century
Synonym Discussion of include
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Definition of include
: to take in or have as part of a whole <Dinner includes dessert.>
Word Root of include
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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