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insert (v.)

"to set in, put or place in," 1520s, from Latin insertus, past participle of inserere "to graft, implant," from in- "in" (from PIE root *en "in") + serere "join together, arrange, put in a row," from PIE root *ser- (2) "to line up." Middle English had inseren "to set in place, to graft, to introduce (into the mind)" (late 14c.), directly from the Latin verb. Related: Inserted; inserting.

insert (n.)

"something inserted," 1893, especially a paper, etc., placed in among the pages of a newspaper, magazine, etc., from insert (v.).

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Definitions of insert from WordNet
1
insert (v.)
put or introduce into something;
insert a picture into the text
Synonyms: infix / enter / introduce
insert (v.)
place, fit, or thrust (something) into another thing;
Synonyms: enclose / inclose / stick in / put in / introduce
insert (v.)
fit snugly into;
insert your ticket into the slot
Synonyms: tuck
insert (v.)
insert casually;
Synonyms: slip in / stick in / sneak in
2
insert (n.)
a folded section placed between the leaves of another publication;
insert (n.)
an artifact that is inserted or is to be inserted;
Synonyms: inset
insert (n.)
(broadcasting) a local announcement inserted into a network program;
Synonyms: cut-in
insert (n.)
(film) a still picture that is introduced and that interrupts the action of a film;
Synonyms: cut-in
From wordnet.princeton.edu