Etymology
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include (v.)

early 15c., "to shut (someone or something) in materially, enclose, imprison, confine," also "to have (something) as a constituent part," from Latin includere "to shut in, enclose, imprison, insert," from in- "in" (from PIE root *en "in") + claudere "to shut" (see close (v.)). The alleged Sam Goldwyn-ism "Include me out" is attested from 1937. Related: Included; including.

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Definitions of include

include (v.)
have as a part, be made up out of;
The list includes the names of many famous writers
include (v.)
consider as part of something;
I include you in the list of culprits
include (v.)
add as part of something else; put in as part of a set, group, or category;
We must include this chemical element in the group
include (v.)
allow participation in or the right to be part of; permit to exercise the rights, functions, and responsibilities of;
Synonyms: admit / let in
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