Incorporate
Incorporate In*cor"po*rate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Incorporated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Incorporating}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To form into a body; to combine, as different ingredients, into one consistent mass. [1913 Webster]

By your leaves, you shall not stay alone, Till holy church incorporate two in one. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To unite with a material body; to give a material form to; to embody. [1913 Webster]

The idolaters, who worshiped their images as gods, supposed some spirit to be incorporated therein. --Bp. Stillingfleet. [1913 Webster]

3. To unite with, or introduce into, a mass already formed; as, to incorporate copper with silver; -- used with with and into. [1913 Webster]

4. To unite intimately; to blend; to assimilate; to combine into a structure or organization, whether material or mental; as, to incorporate provinces into the realm; to incorporate another's ideas into one's work. [1913 Webster]

The Romans did not subdue a country to put the inhabitants to fire and sword, but to incorporate them into their own community. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

5. To form into a legal body, or body politic; to constitute into a corporation recognized by law, with special functions, rights, duties and liabilities; as, to incorporate a bank, a railroad company, a city or town, etc. [1913 Webster]


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  • incorporate — in‧cor‧po‧rate [ɪnˈkɔːpəreɪt ǁ ɔːr ] verb [transitive] 1. COMMERCE LAW if a company is incorporated, it is listed officially as a company by meeting certain legal requirement S which apply in a particular country or a particular state. Companies… …   Financial and business terms

  • Incorporate — In*cor po*rate, a. [L. incorporatus, p. p. of incorporare to incorporate; pref. in in + corporare to make into a body. See {Corporate}.] Corporate; incorporated; made one body, or united in one body; associated; mixed together; combined; embodied …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Incorporate — In*cor po*rate, a. [L. incorporatus. See {In } not, and {Corporate}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Not consisting of matter; not having a material body; incorporeal; spiritual. [1913 Webster] Moses forbore to speak of angles, and things invisible, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Incorporate — In*cor po*rate, v. i. To unite in one body so as to make a part of it; to be mixed or blended; usually followed by with. [1913 Webster] Painters colors and ashes do better incorporate will oil. Bacon. [1913 Webster] He never suffers wrong so long …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • incorporate — (v.) late 14c., to put (something) into the body or substance of (something else), from L.L. incorporatus, pp. of incorporare unite into one body, from L. in into, in, on, upon (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) + corpus (gen. corporis) body (see CORPOREAL… …   Etymology dictionary

  • incorporate — vb embody, assimilate, *identify Analogous words: merge, blend, fuse, coalesce (see MIX): *unite, com bine, conjoin: consolidate, unify, *compact …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • incorporate — [v] include, combine absorb, add to, amalgamate, assimilate, associate, blend, charter, coalesce, consolidate, cover, dub, embody, form, fuse, gang up*, hook in*, imbibe, integrate, join, link, merge, mix, organize, pool, put together, start,… …   New thesaurus

  • incorporate — ► VERB 1) take in or include as part of a whole. 2) constitute (a company, city, or other organization) as a legal corporation. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ constituted as a legal corporation; incorporated. DERIVATIVES incorporation noun incorporative adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • incorporate — incorporate1 [in kôr′pə rit; ] for v. [, in kôr′pə rāt΄] adj. [ME incorporat < LL incorporatus, pp. of incorporare: see IN 1 & CORPORATE] INCORPORATED vt. incorporated, incorporating [ME incorporaten] …   English World dictionary

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