exclude

verb ex·clude \ ik-ˈsklüd \

Definition of exclude

excluded; excluding
transitive verb
1 a :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

excluder

noun

Examples of exclude in a Sentence

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

  2. The prices on the menu exclude tax.

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Origin and Etymology of exclude

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



EXCLUDE Defined for English Language Learners

exclude

verb

Definition of exclude for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

exclude

verb ex·clude \ ik-ˈsklüd \

Definition of exclude for Students

excluded; excluding
: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.


Law Dictionary

exclude

transitive verb ex·clude \ ik-ˈsklüd \

legal Definition of exclude

excluded; excluding
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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