What does incorporate mean?

Definitions for incorporate
ɪnˈkɔr pəˌreɪt; -pər ɪt, -prɪtin·cor·po·rate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. incorporate, incorporated, integrated, merged, unifiedverb

    formed or united into a whole

  2. integrate, incorporateverb

    make into a whole or make part of a whole

    "She incorporated his suggestions into her proposal"

  3. incorporate, contain, compriseverb

    include or contain; have as a component

    "A totally new idea is comprised in this paper"; "The record contains many old songs from the 1930's"

  4. incorporateverb

    form a corporation

  5. incorporateverb

    unite or merge with something already in existence

    "incorporate this document with those pertaining to the same case"


  1. incorporateverb

    To include (something) as a part.

    The design of his house incorporates a spiral staircase.

  2. incorporateverb

    To mix (something in) as an ingredient; to blend

    Incorporate air into the mixture.

  3. incorporateverb

    To admit as a member of a company

  4. incorporateverb

    To form into a legal company.

    The company was incorporated in 1980,

  5. incorporateverb

    In United States constitutional law, to make the powers of the states be limited by the Bill of Rights

Webster Dictionary

  1. Incorporateadjective

    not consisting of matter; not having a material body; incorporeal; spiritual

    Etymology: [L. incorporatus. See In- not, and Corporate.]

  2. Incorporateadjective

    not incorporated; not existing as a corporation; as, an incorporate banking association

    Etymology: [L. incorporatus. See In- not, and Corporate.]

  3. Incorporateadjective

    corporate; incorporated; made one body, or united in one body; associated; mixed together; combined; embodied

    Etymology: [L. incorporatus. See In- not, and Corporate.]

  4. Incorporateverb

    to form into a body; to combine, as different ingredients. into one consistent mass

    Etymology: [L. incorporatus. See In- not, and Corporate.]

  5. Incorporateverb

    to unite with a material body; to give a material form to; to embody

    Etymology: [L. incorporatus. See In- not, and Corporate.]

  6. Incorporateverb

    to unite with, or introduce into, a mass already formed; as, to incorporate copper with silver; -- used with with and into

    Etymology: [L. incorporatus. See In- not, and Corporate.]

  7. Incorporateverb

    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

    Etymology: [L. incorporatus. See In- not, and Corporate.]

  8. Incorporateverb

    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

    Etymology: [L. incorporatus. See In- not, and Corporate.]

  9. Incorporateverb

    to unite in one body so as to make a part of it; to be mixed or blended; -- usually followed by with

    Etymology: [L. incorporatus. See In- not, and Corporate.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Incorporate

    in-kor′po-rāt, v.t. to form into a body: to combine into one mass, or embody: to unite: to form into a corporation.—v.i. to unite into one mass: to become part of another body.—adj. united in one body: (rare) not having a material body.—n. Incorporā′tion, act of incorporating: state of being incorporated: formation of a legal or political body: an association: (gram.) polysynthesis.—adjs. Incor′porative, characterised by grammatical incorporation—also Polysynthetic; Incorpō′real, Incor′poral (Shak.), not having a body: spiritual: intangible.—ns. Incorpō′realism, Incorporē′ity, Incorporeal′ity.—adv. Incorpō′really.

Editors Contribution

  1. incorporate

    To form or unite into a whole or structure.

    They did incorporate the business data into their management system.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 13, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'incorporate' in Verbs Frequency: #451

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of incorporate in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of incorporate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of incorporate in a Sentence

  1. Developer Nic Johns:

    For my analysis I only include crashes where there was at least one passenger fatality -- which is the relevant stat for those with a fear of flying, i then incorporate the volume of flights, weighted to the most recent 10 years, to provide the final' one in a million' statistics.

  2. Alex Guerrero:

    The key to success is the capacity to change, while many athletes get stuck in a cycle of injury and rehab – trapped in the belief that strength training is the only path toward peak performance and recovery – Tom and I focus on how powerful the ability to adapt can be. We incorporate muscle pliability work and functional strength and conditioning exercises into his routine, which are key pillars of TB12.

  3. Dong Tao:

    We think that the government aims to support both the real economy and the capital market, the timing of the PBoC's move is rather market-friendly and seems to incorporate the goal of reducing market volatility and providing support for market sentiment.

  4. James Madison:

    When we are considering the advantages that may result from an easy mode of naturalization, we ought also to consider the cautions necessary to guard against abuses. It is no doubt very desirable that we should hold out as many inducements as possible for the worthy part of mankind to come and settle amongst us, and throw their fortunes into a common lot with ours. But why is this desirable? Not merely to swell the catalogue of people. No, sir, it is to increase the wealth and strength of the community; and those who acquire the rights of citizenship without adding to the strength or wealth of the community are not the people we are in want of … I should be exceedingly sorry, sir, that our rule of naturalization excluded a single person of good fame that really meant to incorporate himself into our society; on the other hand, I do not wish that any man should acquire the privilege, but such as would be a real addition to the wealth or strength of the United States.

  5. Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry:

    Egypt has already accepted the application of American investigators that are associated with the manufacturers of the engine to become part of the investigative team, and they are free to incorporate any advisers they deem as necessary for them to undertake the responsibility.

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  • دمجArabic
  • integrieren, enthalten, einverleiben, inkorporieren, beinhalten, einbinden, hinzufügen, gründenGerman
  • ενσωματώνωGreek
  • sekoittaa, sisällyttääFinnish
  • incorporerFrench
  • cochorpagheyManx
  • menggabungkanIndonesian
  • incorporareItalian
  • 통합Korean
  • komokomoMāori
  • inlijven, inbouwenDutch
  • включа́ть, включи́ть, включатьRussian
  • vključevati, vključitiSlovene
  • legera, införliva, blanda, inkorporera, lägga till, arbeta in, korporation, inlemma, uppta, innefattaSwedish
  • kurmak, içermek, dahil etmek, ihtiva etmek, kapsamak, katmakTurkish

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