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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Incorporateadjective

    Immaterial; unbodied.

    Etymology: in and corporate.

    Moses forbore to speak of angels, and things invisible and incorporate. Walter Raleigh.


    Etymology: incorporer, French.

    A fifteenth part of silver, incorporate with gold, will not be recovered, except you put a greater quantity of silver to draw to it the less. Francis Bacon, Natural History.

    Who the swelling clouds in bladders ties,
    To mollify the stubborn clods with rain,
    And scatter'd dust incorporate again? George Sandys.

    Villainous thoughts, Roderigo, when
    These mutualities so marshal the way,
    Hard at hand comes the master and main exercise,
    The incorporate conclusion. William Shakespeare, Othello.

    By your leaves, you shall not stay alone,
    'Till holy church incorporate two in one. William Shakespeare, R. and Ju.

    Upon my knees
    I charm you, by that great vow
    Which did incorporate and make us one. William Shakespeare, Jul. Cæsar.

    The apostle affirmeth plainly of all men christian, that be they Jews or Gentiles, bond or free, they are all incorporated into one company, they all make but one body. Richard Hooker.

    The same is incorporated with a majoralty, and nameth burgesses to parliament. Richard Carew, Survey of Cornwal.

    It is Casca, one incorporate
    To our attempts. William Shakespeare, Julius Cæsar.

    Your most grave belly was deliberate,
    Not rash, like his accusers, and thus answer'd;
    True is it, my incorporate friends, quoth he,
    That I receive the general food at first,
    Which you do live upon. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.

    All this learning is ignoble and mechanical among them, and the Confutian only essential and incorporate in their government. William Temple.

    The Romans did not subdue a country to put the inhabitants to fire and sword, but to incorporate them into their own community. Joseph Addison, Freeholder.

    Courtesy, that seemed incorporated in his heart, would not be persuaded by danger to offer any offence. Philip Sidney.

    The idolaters, who worshipped their images as gods, supposed some spirit to be incorporated therein, and so to make together with it a person fit to receive worship. Edward Stillingfleet.

  3. To Incorporateverb

    To unite into one mass.

    Painters colours and ashes do better incorporate with oil. Francis Bacon, Natural History.

    It is not universally true, that acid salts and oils will not incorporate or mingle. Boyle.

    Thy soul
    In real darkness of the body dwells,
    Shut out from outward light,
    T' incorporate with gloomy night. John Milton, Agonistes.

    It finds the mind unprepossessed with any former notions, and so easily gains upon the assent, grows up with it, and incorporates into it. Robert South, Sermons.


  1. incorporate

    To incorporate means to include something as part of something larger or to combine different elements together into a single, unified form or system. It can also refer to the legal process of forming a corporate entity.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Incorporateadjective

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

  2. Incorporateadjective

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

  3. Incorporateadjective

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

  4. Incorporateverb

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

  5. Incorporateverb

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

  6. Incorporateverb

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

  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

  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

  9. Incorporateverb

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

  10. 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. Amit Ray:

    Compassion, kindness and empathy are the components of higher human intelligence and to be true intelligent, artificial intelligence must incorporate them in the system.

  2. Rory McIlroy:

    I think everyone would love to incorporate some of Tiger Woods ' game into their own. I think that goes without saying. Yeah, he was my inspiration, and I certainly tried to model part of Tiger Woods ' game off him.

  3. Serena Williams:

    You know, it was really exciting to see so much African-American culture impacted in the wedding, and I was really happy that Meghan wanted to incorporate that into it, i think it was just a whole cultural shift and change. It was seeing how far African-Americans have come, I thought it was an incredibly inspiring and beautiful and really motivating thing.

  4. Nia Dennis:

    This routine definitely reflects everything that I am today as a woman and of course I had to incorporate a lot of parts of my culture, i wanted to have a dance party because that's my personality and of course I had to shout out LA because we out here, UCLA.

  5. Trevor Noah:

    Things will change a little bit, but we are not going for a major overhaul, right now I am looking at finding a way to incorporate the newer [social] media into the show while still keeping the core of what the show is.I look at the show like a car. This is the updated model but you should still see the classic signatures.

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Translations for incorporate

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  • دمجArabic
  • hinzufügen, gründen, integrieren, einbinden, enthalten, beinhalten, einverleiben, inkorporierenGerman
  • ενσωματώνωGreek
  • sisällyttää, sekoittaaFinnish
  • incorporerFrench
  • cochorpagheyManx
  • menggabungkanIndonesian
  • incorporareItalian
  • 통합Korean
  • komokomoMāori
  • inlijven, inbouwenDutch
  • включа́ть, включи́ть, включатьRussian
  • vključiti, vključevatiSlovene
  • innefatta, uppta, arbeta in, inlemma, korporation, lägga till, inkorporera, blanda, införliva, legeraSwedish
  • kapsamak, kurmak, katmak, ihtiva etmek, dahil etmek, içermekTurkish

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