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 includible (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 If the referendum passes, District 62 would build a full-size gym of about 5,175-square-feet in an addition at the south end of the school, that would also include the new art room, music room and stage, STEM lab and a conference room. Kimberly Fornek,, "Burr Ridge and Willowbrook residents in Gower School District 62 are being asked to approve a $15 million referendum," 20 Oct. 2020 In addition, the company will include a new performance metric related to environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) in executive and employee compensation. Josh Siegel, Washington Examiner, "Daily on Energy: First US oil company sets goal for net-zero emissions," 20 Oct. 2020 The recreation project will include amenities along the lakefront, a creek and a park. Linda Gandee, cleveland, "Bradstreet’s Landing construction to begin soon in Rocky River," 20 Oct. 2020 Teachers or parents can include more than one child in a submission. Christina Barron, Washington Post, "Vote in a kids-only mock presidential election," 20 Oct. 2020 Bushnell Park South also will include the future conversion of two historic buildings on Trinity Street, including one occupied by the Secretary of State, where state workers are moving to other locations. Kenneth R. Gosselin,, "Vision for Hartford’s ‘Bushnell Park South’ could get a new look after study examines how pandemic could change city living," 20 Oct. 2020 Future products from the initiative may include tools for verifying deepfake audio and video clips. Jonathan Vanian, Fortune, "How Adobe plans to fight the scourge of deepfakes," 20 Oct. 2020 Auction items will include artwork from local and well-known artists, as well as other donations, such as two tickets for a scenic train ride from Van Buren to Winslow. Arkansas Online, "CALENDAR EVENTS FOR THE RIVER VALLEY & OZARK AREA," 20 Oct. 2020 In those municipalities, initial reports from a precinct won't include the absentees, which can lead to a severe undercounting of ballots cast. Scott Bauer, Star Tribune, "Wisconsin officials worried about confusion from vote count," 20 Oct. 2020

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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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23 Oct 2020

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“Include.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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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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