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 Examples of ideas espoused by Wolf in the past through social media or as reported by several media outlets include: Masks do not stop the spread of COVID-19. Dave Boucher, Detroit Free Press, "COVID-19 conspiracies rampant during Michigan hearing on vaccine passports," 6 May 2021 These include: • Unifying and normalizing data and insights from disparate parts of the company. Rob Sanchez, Forbes, "How Data Can Drive Growth For B2B Marketers In 2021 And Beyond," 6 May 2021 ProFlowers’ best-sellers include a succulent garden ($40) with an assortment of desert plants in a round, 10-inch-wide terra-cotta colored planter. oregonlive, "Last-minute Mother’s Day ideas, spa certificates, subscription boxes, Lululemon, gifts under $100," 6 May 2021 Other requirements include being able to climb seven flights of stairs -- the height of the launch tower -- in under 90 seconds, being able to fasten or unfasten a seat harness in under 15 seconds, and hear and understand instructions in English. Meredith Deliso, ABC News, "Jeff Bezos company Blue Origin to send highest bidder into space this summer," 5 May 2021 Future shows include members of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra on May 14 and hip-hop artists Sons of Silverton on May 21. Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, "Top 5 things to do in Cincinnati this weekend: May 7-9," 5 May 2021 In addition to his wife, his survivors include his brother Robert; a sister, Nance Crawford; and two stepdaughters, Brenda Westenhaver and Jamie Pierce. New York Times, "Johnny Crawford, a Western Hero’s Son on ‘The Rifleman,’ Dies at 75," 5 May 2021 His current clients include Tatiana Maslany and John Travolta, according to IMDbPro. Los Angeles Times, "Top Hollywood talent agency accused of tolerating sexual harassment, misconduct," 5 May 2021 In addition to enabling user inputs, the electronic display may include a display panel with one or more display pixels. Yoni Heisler, BGR, "Apple is working on a massive iPhone display upgrade, and this is proof," 4 May 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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9 May 2021

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“Include.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 May. 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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