in·​clude | \ in-ˈklüd How to pronounce include (audio) \
included; including

Definition of include

transitive verb

1 : to take in or comprise as a part of a whole or group
2 : to contain between or within two sides and the included angle
3 : to shut up : enclose

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includable or includible \ in-​ˈklü-​də-​bəl How to pronounce include (audio) \ adjective

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include, comprehend, embrace, involve mean to contain within as part of the whole. include suggests the containment of something as a constituent, component, or subordinate part of a larger whole. the price of dinner includes dessert comprehend implies that something comes within the scope of a statement or definition. his system comprehends all history embrace implies a gathering of separate items within a whole. her faith embraces both Christian and non-Christian beliefs involve suggests inclusion by virtue of the nature of the whole, whether by being its natural or inevitable consequence. the new job involves a lot of detail

Examples of include in a Sentence

The speakers will include several experts on the subject. The price of dinner includes dessert. Admission to the museum is included in the tour package. The results came in too late for us to include them in the study.
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Recent Examples on the Web These include front and side-impact crash tests, and both driver- and passenger-side small overlap frontal crash tests that replicate hitting a tree or light pole. Jim Gorzelany, Forbes, "Protecting A Precious Cargo: The Safest SUVs For 2021," 12 Apr. 2021 From a single collection in Nashville, Tenn., these include a 1979 AMX, a 1974 Javelin AMX, a 1972 Gremlin X (5-liter), a 1970 Hornet SC/360 and a 1969 AMX California 500 Special. Robert Ross, Robb Report, "Car of the Week: AMC’s 1969 AMX California 500 Special Is an Obscure American Muscle Car Worth Remembering," 12 Apr. 2021 These include boozing during work, making bad puns and long-winded digressions, and yelling spontaneously. Zach Helfand, The New Yorker, "How Hank Azaria Narrates Life with Generic Baseball Announcer Voice," 12 Apr. 2021 These include feeder-pattern social workers, licensed mental health professionals, and frequent professional development for staff on topics including culturally responsive instruction; equity and inclusion; and suicide prevention. Paul Gattis |, al, "Family of bullied gay teen who killed himself to sue Huntsville City Schools," 12 Apr. 2021 These include strategies for managing emotions, communicating effectively, selecting healthy partners, and reducing mental health symptoms such as depression., "Helping young women in the juvenile justice system avoid violent relationships," 12 Apr. 2021 These include Black, Latino and Pacific Islander neighborhoods where people may have limited access to arrange vaccinations elsewhere. Jessica Flores, San Francisco Chronicle, "How churches, community-based organizations have stepped up to vaccinate communities of color," 11 Apr. 2021 Those gaps include parts of the Beltline between Ansley Mall and the Lindbergh Center MARTA station and between the existing streetcar and I-20. David Wickert, ajc, "MARTA’s Atlanta Beltline study worries transit supporters," 11 Apr. 2021 In addition to Merrill, the Wings' other pending unrestricted free agents include goaltender Jonathan Bernier and forwards Luke Glendening and Darren Helm. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, "Steve Yzerman's 2021 NHL trade deadline work brings in another fourth-round pick," 10 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of include

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 3

History and Etymology for include

Middle English, from Latin includere, from in- + claudere to close — more at close entry 1

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The first known use of include was in the 15th century

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15 Apr 2021

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“Include.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of include

: to have (someone or something) as part of a group or total : to contain (someone or something) in a group or as a part of something
: to make (someone or something) a part of something


in·​clude | \ in-ˈklüd How to pronounce include (audio) \
included; including

Kids Definition of include

: to take in or have as part of a whole Dinner includes dessert.

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