include

verb
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

Other Words from include

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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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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13 Aug 2022

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“Include.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/include. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for include

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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