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Include - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Include' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Include [ v. t.]
- To confine within; to hold; to contain; to shut up; to inclose; as, the shell of a nut includes the kernel; a pearl is included in a shell.
- To comprehend or comprise, as a genus the species, the whole a part, an argument or reason the inference; to contain; to embrace; as, this volume of Shakespeare includes his sonnets; he was included in the invitation to the family; to and including page twenty-five.
- To conclude; to end; to terminate.

Meaning of 'Include' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . include [ v]
Meaning (1):
- allow participation in or the right to be part of; permit to exercise the rights, functions, and responsibilities of
Example in sentence:
  • admit someone to the profession;
  • She was admitted to the New Jersey Bar
Meaning (2):
- consider as part of something
Example in sentence:
  • I include you in the list of culprits
Meaning (3):
- have as a part, be made up out of
Example in sentence:
  • The list includes the names of many famous writers
Meaning (4):
- add as part of something else; put in as part of a set, group, or category
Example in sentence:
  • We must include this chemical element in the group