exclude

verb
ex·​clude | \ ik-ˈsklüd \
excluded; excluding

Definition of exclude

transitive verb

1a : to prevent or restrict the entrance of
b : to bar from participation, consideration, or inclusion
2 : to expel or bar especially from a place or position previously occupied

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Other Words from exclude

excluder noun

Examples of exclude in a Sentence

You can share files with some people on the network while excluding others. The prices on the menu exclude tax.

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To recap: Nothing on Parachute's site is excluded from the 20% off discount today! Lindsey Murray, Good Housekeeping, "Parachute Is Having a Massive Cyber Monday Sale on Bedding, Bath Towels, and More," 23 Nov. 2018 And the day after the shooting, when Susan called a Town Hall for all employees to hear updates and to support each other, TVCs, or contract workers, were excluded from that. Shirin Ghaffary, Recode, "After 20,000 workers walked out, Google said it got the message. The workers disagree.," 21 Nov. 2018 Among the programs that exclude men, the group says, are the Penn Forum for Women Faculty, the Penn Women’s Support Group, and the Trustees Council of Penn Women. Lukas Mikelionis, Fox News, "Both men and women feeling aggrieved on college campuses," 29 Aug. 2018 Part of any attempt to create a society in which all people – regardless of gender, sexuality or race – have equal opportunities and freedoms is to use language that no longer excludes certain groups or creates unconscious bias. Teen Vogue, "How to Use Gender Neutral Words," 27 Aug. 2018 The Fed focuses most on measures of inflation that exclude energy and food, which can be volatile. Heather Long, chicagotribune.com, "Inflation hits 6-year high, wiping out wage gains for the average American," 13 July 2018 But embryology labs were excluded and, thus, fertility clinics can choose to be accredited or not. Kayla Webley Adler, Marie Claire, "When Your Dreams of Motherhood Are Destroyed," 1 Oct. 2018 While some brands are excluded from the sale, most are available for at least a 15% discount. Rachel Jacoby Zoldan, Glamour, "The Best Memorial Day 2018 Beauty Sales to Shop This Weekend," 23 May 2018 Even excluding 2009, Mr. Obama’s deficits averaged more than 5% of GDP throughout the rest of his presidency but produced less growth than Mr. Trump has with lower deficits. Stephen Moore, WSJ, "The Trump Boom Is No Mere ‘Sugar High’," 9 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of exclude

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for exclude

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

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The first known use of exclude was in the 14th century

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exclude

verb

English Language Learners 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

exclude

verb
ex·​clude | \ ik-ˈsklüd \
excluded; excluding

Kids Definition of exclude

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

exclude

transitive verb
ex·​clude | \ ik-ˈsklüd \
excluded; excluding

Legal Definition of exclude

1 : to prevent or restrict the entry or admission of exclude hearsay evidence
2 : to remove from participation, consideration, or inclusion (as in insurance coverage)

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