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include

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of include

  1. 1 to have as part of a whole the college application included some thought-provoking essay questions Synonyms of include carry, comprehend, contain, embrace, encompass, entail, involve, number, subsume, take in Words Related to include comprise, consist (of); bracket; have, hold, own, possess; admit, receive; compose, constitute, form, make; assimilate, embody, incorporate, integrate Near Antonyms of include ban, bar, debar, preclude, prevent, prohibit; deny, refuse, reject; eliminate, except, rule out; lose, mislay, misplace Antonyms of include exclude, leave (out), miss out [British], omit

  2. 2 to close or shut in by or as if by barriers that inextinguishable spark of liberty that is included within every human being Synonyms of include box (in), cage, closet, coop (up), corral, encage, encase, envelop, fence (in), hedge, hem (in), house, immure, enclose, mew (up), pen, wall (in)Words Related to include bound, circumscribe, confine, contain, limit, restrict; encircle, encompass, enfold, enframe, enlace, frame, ring, surround; armor, cocoon, encapsulate, encapsule, encyst, ensheathe, ensphere, enwomb

Synonym Discussion of include

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

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