transitive verb (included; including) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin includere, from in- + claudere to close — more at close Date: 15th century 1. to shut up ; enclose 2. to take in or comprise as a part of a whole or group 3. to contain between or within <
two sides and the included angle
includable or includible adjective Synonyms: include, comprehend, embrace, involve mean to contain within as part of the whole. include suggests the containment of something as a constituent, component, or subordinate part of a larger whole <
the price of dinner includes dessert
. comprehend implies that something comes within the scope of a statement or definition <
his system comprehends all history
. embrace implies a gathering of separate items within a whole <
her faith embraces both Christian and non-Christian beliefs
. involve suggests inclusion by virtue of the nature of the whole, whether by being its natural or inevitable consequence <
the new job involves a lot of detail

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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