incorporate (v.)

late 14c., "to put (something) into the body or substance of (something else), blend; absorb, eat," also "solidify, harden," often in medical writing, from Late Latin incorporatus, past participle of incorporare "unite into one body, embody, include," from Latin in- "into, in, on, upon" (from PIE root *en "in") + verb from corpus (genitive corporis) "body" (from PIE root *kwrep- "body, form, appearance").

Meaning "to legally form a body politic with perpetual succession and power to act as one person, establish as a legal corporation" is from mid-15c. (A verb corporate was used in this sense from early 15c.) Intransitive sense of "unite with another body so as to become part of it" is from 1590s. Related: Incorporated; incorporating.

updated on April 03, 2018

Definitions of incorporate from WordNet
incorporate (v.)
make into a whole or make part of a whole;
She incorporated his suggestions into her proposal
Synonyms: integrate
incorporate (v.)
include or contain; have as a component;
Synonyms: contain / comprise
incorporate (v.)
form a corporation;
incorporate (v.)
unite or merge with something already in existence;
incorporate this document with those pertaining to the same case
incorporate (adj.)
formed or united into a whole;
Synonyms: incorporated / integrated / merged / unified
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