exclude

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verb ex·clude \ik-ˈsklüd\

Definition of exclude

excluded

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excluding

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to prevent or restrict the entrance ofb :  to bar from participation, consideration, or inclusion

  3. 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.

Origin and Etymology of exclude

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


First Known Use: 14th century



EXCLUDE Defined for English Language Learners

exclude

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verb ex·clude \ik-ˈsklüd\

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

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verb ex·clude \ik-ˈsklüd\

Definition of exclude for Students

excluded

;

excluding

  1. :  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

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transitive verb ex·clude \ik-ˈsklüd\

Legal Definition of exclude

excluded

excluding

  1. 1 :  to prevent or restrict the entry or admission of exclude hearsay evidence

  2. 2 :  to remove from participation, consideration, or inclusion (as in insurance coverage)



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