incorporate


1in·cor·po·rate

verb \in-ˈkr-pə-ˌrāt\

: to include (something) as part of something else

business : to form into a corporation

in·cor·po·rat·edin·cor·po·rat·ing

Full Definition of INCORPORATE

transitive verb
1
a :  to unite or work into something already existent so as to form an indistinguishable whole
b :  to blend or combine thoroughly
2
a :  to form into a legal corporation
b :  to admit to membership in a corporate body
3
:  to give material form to :  embody
intransitive verb
1
:  to unite in or as one body
2
:  to form or become a corporation
in·cor·po·ra·ble \-p(ə-)rə-bəl\ adjective
in·cor·po·ra·tion \-ˌkr-pə-ˈrā-shən\ noun
in·cor·po·ra·tive \-ˈkr-pə-ˌrā-tiv, -p(ə-)rə-tiv\ adjective
in·cor·po·ra·tor \-pə-ˌrā-tər\ noun

Examples of INCORPORATE

  1. This design incorporates the best features of our earlier models.
  2. a diet that incorporates many different fruits and vegetables
  3. The company was incorporated in 1981.
  4. The company incorporated in 1981.

Origin of INCORPORATE

Middle English, from Late Latin incorporatus, past participle of incorporare, from Latin in- + corpor-, corpus body — more at midriff
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with INCORPORATE

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2in·cor·po·rate

adjective \in-ˈkr-p(ə-)rət\

Definition of INCORPORATE

First Known Use of INCORPORATE

14th century

in·cor·po·rate

transitive verb \in-ˈkr-pə-ˌrāt\   (Medical Dictionary)
in·cor·po·rat·edin·cor·po·rat·ing

Medical Definition of INCORPORATE

: to subject to incorporation <incorporated his psychiatrist in a system of delusions>
in·cor·po·ra·tive \-ˈkr-pə-ˌrāt-iv, -p(ə-)rət-\ adjective

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