exclude meaning

[ iks'klu:d ] Pronunciation:   "exclude" in a sentence
Verb: exclude  ik'sklood
  1. Prevent from being included or considered or accepted
    "The bad results were excluded from the report"
    - except, leave out, leave off, omit, take out 
  2. Prevent from entering; shut out
    "This policy excludes people who have a criminal record from entering the country"
    - keep out, shut out, shut 
  3. Lack or fail to include
    "The cost for the trip excludes food and beverages" 
  4. Prevent from entering; keep out
    - bar, debar 
  5. Put out or expel from a place
    "The unruly student was excluded from the game"
    - eject, chuck out, turf out [Brit], boot out, turn out

Derived forms: excludes, excluding, excluded

See also: exclusion, exclusive

Type of: disallow, do away with, eliminate, expel, extinguish, forbid, get rid of, interdict, keep, kick out, lack, miss, nix [N. Amer], prevent, prohibit, proscribe, throw out, veto

Antonym: admit, include

verb [+ obj]


to deliberately not include sth in what you are doing or considering:

The price of the trip excludes insurance.

The cost of borrowing has been excluded from the inflation figures.

Profits are up 4% on last year, if unusual items are excluded.



to prevent sb/sth from entering a place or taking part in sth:

The public were excluded from the board meeting.


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  1. the mould is then covered to exclude dust.
  2. reciprocals and selfs are usually excluded.
  3. there were fifteen present excluding myself.
  4. his mind had excluded his body.
  5. that price excludes accommodation.

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