Origin: 1375–1425; late Middle English Related forms
< Latin inclūdere
to shut in, equivalent to in- in-2
combining form of claudere
to shut (cf. close
in·clud·a·ble, in·clud·i·ble, adjective
pre·in·clude, verb (used with object), pre·in·clud·ed, pre·in·clud·ing.
re·in·clude, verb (used with object), re·in·clud·ed, re·in·clud·ing.
1. embody. Include, comprehend, comprise, embrace imply containing parts of a whole. To include is to contain as a part or member, or among the parts and members, of a whole: The list includes many new names. To comprehend is to have within the limits, scope, or range of references, as either a part or the whole number of items concerned: The plan comprehends several projects. To comprise is to consist of, as the various parts serving to make up the whole: This genus comprises 50 species. Embrace emphasizes the extent or assortment of that which is included: The report embraces a great variety of subjects.
1. exclude, preclude.