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exclude definition


This page has 7 definitions of exclude in English, Latin, and Romanian, Moldavian, Moldovan. Exclude is a verb. Examples of how to use exclude in a sentence are shown. Also define these 15 related words and terms: bar, entering, keep, out, expel, omit, law, refuse, accept, valid, medicine, eliminate, diagnosis, excludo, and include.

English exclude definition


Borrowed from Latin exclūdō, from prefix ex- (out) + variant form of verb claudō (close).


  • IPA(key): /ɪksˈkluːd/
  • Hyphenation: ex‧clude
  • Rhymes: -uːd
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exclude (third-person singular simple present excludes, present participle excluding, simple past and past participle excluded)

  1. (transitive) To bar (someone) from entering; to keep out.
    • 2019 July 24, David Austin Walsh, “Flirting With Fascism”, in Jewish Currents[1]:
      [David] Brog spoke movingly of his immigrant grandfather as a triumph of the assimilationist model—a Romanian Jew who emigrated to America, learned English, and became a good patriotic American—but failed to mention that the 1924 Immigration Act was designed specifically to exclude Eastern European Jews (among other undesirable European ethnic groups) from entering the country.
  2. (transitive) To expel; to put out.
    to exclude young animals from the womb or from eggs
  3. (transitive) To omit from consideration.
    Count from 1 to 30, but exclude the prime numbers.
  4. (transitive, law) To refuse to accept (evidence) as valid.
  5. (transitive, medicine) To eliminate from diagnostic consideration.
    • Diagnosis definition
      The identification of the nature and cause of an illness. (1 of 3 diagnosis definitions)



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Latin exclude definition



  1. second-person singular present active imperative of exclūdō
    • Excludo definition
      i shut out, exclude; cut off, remove, separate from something; hinder, prevent. (1 of 5 excludo definitions)

Romanian exclude definition


Borrowed from Latin excludere.



a exclude (third-person singular present exclude, past participle exclus3rd conj.

  1. to exclude
    Antonym: include
    • Include definition
      To bring into a group, class, set, or total as a (new) part or member. (1 of 5 include definitions)


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