include

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

Definition of include

transitive verb

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

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Other Words from include

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

Synonyms & Antonyms for include

Synonyms

carry, comprehend, contain, embrace, encompass, entail, involve, number, subsume, take in

Antonyms

exclude, leave (out), miss out [British], omit

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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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Georgia’s bill also includes a penalty for up to 10 years in prison for medical practitioners who perform abortions. Jessica Radloff, Glamour, "Studios and Stars Are Threatening to Boycott Georgia If the Abortion Ban Goes Through," 31 May 2019 That includes Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, celiac disease, chronic pancreatitis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and diverticulosis or diverticulitis. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "How Much Fiber Should I Be Eating to Feel Regular?," 30 May 2019 The guest artist list includes The Jonas Brothers, Meghan Trainor, Macklemore, Charlie Puth, Kelsea Ballerini, will.i.am, and several more. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'Songland' Artist John Legend Chose "We Need Love" on the First Episode and Fans Are Fired Up," 29 May 2019 That kind of information includes customer names and addresses as well as purchase history. Sara Castellanos, WSJ, "Salesforce Rolls Out Blockchain Builder for Noncoders," 29 May 2019 The new display includes a technology called Eyesafe that greatly reduces bluelight emissions from the LED backlighting. Gordon Mah Ung, PCWorld, "Hands-on: Dell's XPS 13 2-in-1 gets thinner and 2.5x faster with Intel's 10th Core i7," 28 May 2019 Her other acting credits includes Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, The Swap, and Light as a Feather. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "7 Things You Never Knew About "Bunk'd"'s Peyton List," 28 May 2019 Our dataset only includes the continental US, but a Texas city could see its climate look more like a city in Mexico, and a Florida city may resemble an island in the Caribbean. Umair Irfan, Vox, "Watch how the climate could change in these US cities by 2050," 24 May 2019 The backyard includes a private well, pool, and pool house where guests can enjoy some California summer sun. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "Jeff Bridges is Selling His Montecito Home For $8 Million," 23 May 2019

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First Known Use of include

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for include

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

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

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include

verb

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

include

verb
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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