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exclude

[ik-sklood] /ɪkˈsklud/
verb (used with object), excluded, excluding.
1.
to shut or keep out; prevent the entrance of.
2.
to shut out from consideration, privilege, etc.:
Employees and their relatives were excluded from participation in the contest.
3.
to expel and keep out; thrust out; eject:
He was excluded from the club for infractions of the rules.
Origin of exclude
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin exclūdere to shut out, cut off, equivalent to ex- ex-1 + -clūdere (combining form of claudere to close)
Related forms
excluder, noun
exclusory
[ik-skloo-suh-ree, -zuh-ree] /ɪkˈsklu sə ri, -zə ri/ (Show IPA),
adjective
preexclude, verb (used with object), preexcluded, preexcluding.
unexcluded, adjective
unexcluding, adjective
Synonyms
1. bar, prohibit, except, omit, preclude. 3. reject.
Antonyms
1. include.
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  • It proposes to effect the same object—to exclude the South from all territory acquired by the Mexican treaty.

    The Life of Jefferson Davis Frank H. Alfriend
  • Let us not be supposed to exclude the intellect from a share in every highest office.

    A Dish Of Orts George MacDonald
  • An attempt to exclude him on charges of atheism and blasphemy failed.

    The Isle Of Pines (1668) Henry Neville
  • We cannot suppose that any one can really mean to exclude all imitation of others.

    Albert Durer T. Sturge Moore
  • This does not exclude God but it discovers Him in resident forces and finds in law the revelation of His method.

British Dictionary definitions for exclude

exclude

/ɪkˈskluːd/
verb (transitive)
1.
to keep out; prevent from entering
2.
to reject or not consider; leave out
3.
to expel forcibly; eject
4.
to debar from school, either temporarily or permanently, as a form of punishment
Derived Forms
excludable, excludible, adjective
excluder, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Latin exclūdere, from claudere to shut
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Word Origin and History for exclude
v.

mid-14c., from Latin excludere "keep out, shut out, hinder," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + claudere "to close, shut" (see close (v.)). Related: Excluded; excluding.

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