verb (used with object), excluded, excluding.
to shut or keep out; prevent the entrance of.
to shut out from consideration, privilege, etc.: Employees and their relatives were excluded from participation in the contest.
to expel and keep out; thrust out; eject: He was excluded from the club for infractions of the rules.

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin exclūdere to shut out, cut off, equivalent to ex- ex-1 + -clūdere (combining form of claudere to close)

excluder, noun
exclusory [ik-skloo-suh-ree, -zuh-ree] , adjective
preexclude, verb (used with object), preexcluded, preexcluding.
unexcluded, adjective
unexcluding, adjective

1. bar, prohibit, except, omit, preclude. 3. reject.

1. include.
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exclude (ɪkˈskluːd)
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
[C14: from Latin exclūdere, from claudere to shut]

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Word Origin & History

late 14c., from L. excludere "keep out, shut out, hinder," from ex- "out" + claudere "to close, shut" (see close (v.)). Related: Excluded; excluding.
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Example sentences
It would be better if employers and agencies voluntarily agreed not to exclude
  unemployed applicants, but they haven't.
Consumption figures also exclude spending on residential housing.
Worse, quoted airfares exclude many items that now cost extra.
But if you had to boil down our fisheries failures to one root cause you could
  blame the inability to exclude users.
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