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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Core inflation, which excludes volatile energy and food costs, rose 0.2 percent in October and 2.1 percent from a year ago. Josh Boak, The Seattle Times, "US consumer prices increased 0.3 percent in October," 14 Nov. 2018 In Philadelphia, for instance, the School District spent $9,062 per student in 2016-17, excluding construction costs. Maddie Hanna, Philly.com, "Gap between rich and poor Pa. school districts has grown, funding lawsuit says," 6 July 2018 The movie cost $35 million to make, excluding marketing costs, and was projected to generate $17.1 million, according to Box Office Mojo. Fortune, "'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' Continues Stomping on Its Box Office Competition," 1 July 2018 The bill would also exclude certain inmates from earning credits, such as undocumented immigrants and people who are convicted of high-level offenses. German Lopez, Vox, "The Senate just passed criminal justice reform," 19 Dec. 2018 So, if folks really care about liberation and human rights for all, why do international conversations on human rights exclude Black and Brown people in U.S. ’hoods? Eva Lewis, Teen Vogue, "I Traveled to Paris to Advocate for Human Rights in Chicago's South Side," 27 Nov. 2018 The plaintiffs excluded recruited athletes, children of alumni, and children of faculty, arguing that these groups received preferential treatment. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "A Timeline of the Harvard Affirmative Action Lawsuit," 2 Nov. 2018 There are cases where a linear approximation does work well, such as flow at extremely slow speeds (imagine honey flowing out of a jar), but this excludes most problems of interest including turbulence. Lee Phillips, Ars Technica, "Turbulence, the oldest unsolved problem in physics," 10 Oct. 2018 That doesn't exclude the enemy of the people rhetoric from the president. Fox News, "Obama returns to the campaign trail," 8 Sep. 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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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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