Exclude means to leave out — like when the cool kids won't let you in on their game of four-square or the pizza guy leaves your neighborhood out from his delivery zone.
Exclude comes to us from the Latin word excludere, which means "to shut." So essentially, when you exclude someone you slam the door in their face one way or another: You won't let them into the party, you leave them off the invite list, or refuse to include them in the conversation once they arrive. Needless to say, excluding others is not very nice.
v prevent from entering; shut out
admit, include, let in
allow participation in or the right to be part of; permit to exercise the rights, functions, and responsibilities of
accept, admit, take, take on
admit into a group or community
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curse, excommunicate, unchurch
exclude from a church or a religious community
prevent employees from working during a strike
avoid speaking to or dealing with
refuse to sponsor; refuse to do business with
v prevent from being included or considered or accepted
consider as part of something
v put out or expel from a place
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evict, force out
expel from one's property or force to move out by a legal process
expel or eject without recourse to legal process
show the door
ask to leave
eject from the premises
expel through adjuration or prayers