Definitions for excludeɪkˈsklud

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ex•cludeɪkˈsklud(v.t.)-clud•ed, -clud•ing.

  1. to shut or keep out; prevent the entrance of.

  2. to shut out from consideration, privilege, etc.

  3. to expel and keep out.

Origin of exclude:

1350–1400; ME < L exclūdere to shut out, cut off


Princeton's WordNet

  1. exclude, except, leave out, leave off, omit, take out(verb)

    prevent from being included or considered or accepted

    "The bad results were excluded from the report"; "Leave off the top piece"

  2. exclude, keep out, shut out, shut(verb)

    prevent from entering; shut out

    "The trees were shutting out all sunlight"; "This policy excludes people who have a criminal record from entering the country"

  3. exclude(verb)

    lack or fail to include

    "The cost for the trip excludes food and beverages"

  4. bar, debar, exclude(verb)

    prevent from entering; keep out

    "He was barred from membership in the club"

  5. eject, chuck out, exclude, turf out, boot out, turn out(verb)

    put out or expel from a place

    "The unruly student was excluded from the game"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. exclude(verb)ɪkˈsklud

    to not include

    Add all the prices on the list, but exclude the first two.

  2. excludeɪkˈsklud

    to consider and decide to be impossible

    We cannot exclude the possibility that he may inherit the disease.

  3. excludeɪkˈsklud

    to suspend from school

    ***a pupil excluded from school


  1. exclude(Verb)

    To bar (someone) from entering; to keep out.

  2. exclude(Verb)

    To expel; to put out.

  3. exclude(Verb)

    To refuse to accept as valid.

  4. exclude(Verb)

    To eliminate from diagnostic consideration.

  5. Origin: From excludere, from prefix ex-, + variant form of verb claudere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exclude(verb)

    to shut out; to hinder from entrance or admission; to debar from participation or enjoyment; to deprive of; to except; -- the opposite to admit; as, to exclude a crowd from a room or house; to exclude the light; to exclude one nation from the ports of another; to exclude a taxpayer from the privilege of voting

  2. Exclude(verb)

    to thrust out or eject; to expel; as, to exclude young animals from the womb or from eggs

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'exclude' in Verbs Frequency: #422

Translations for exclude

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to prevent (someone) from sharing or taking part in something

They excluded her from the meeting.

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