The verb include means to consider as a part of something. A list of your favorite things may include chocolate and friends.

The verb include also means adding something (or someone) to a category or group. Once you try bungee jumping, you might want to include, or add, that to your list of favorite things. You may be forced to include your little sister in your party if your parents insist.

Definitions of include

v have as a part, be made up out of

“The list includes the names of many famous writers”
lack or fail to include
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comprise, contain, incorporate
include or contain; have as a component
comprehend, cover, embrace, encompass
include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory
contain as a part
contain or include
bear, carry, contain, hold
contain or hold; have within
attach to, inhere in
be part of
repose, reside, rest
be inherent or innate in;
hold back within
confine, enclose, hold in
close in; darkness enclosed him"

v consider as part of something

“I include you in the list of culprits”
except, exclude, leave off, leave out, omit, take out
prevent from being included or considered or accepted
include as if by counting
colligate, subsume
consider (an instance of something) as part of a general rule or principle
include, as on a list
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consider, reckon, regard, see, view
deem to be

v add as part of something else; put in as part of a set, group, or category

“We must include this chemical element in the group”
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make an addition (to); join or combine or unite with others; increase the quality, quantity, size or scope of

v allow participation in or the right to be part of; permit to exercise the rights, functions, and responsibilities of

admit, let in
accept, admit, take, take on
admit into a group or community
exclude, keep out, shut, shut out
prevent from entering; shut out
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induct, initiate
accept people into an exclusive society or group, usually with some rite
admit again or anew
engage as a participant
drag, drag in, embroil, sweep, sweep up, tangle
force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action
entangle, mire
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allow, countenance, let, permit
consent to, give permission