including; included; includes

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
  1. verb
    have as a part; be made up out of
    “The list includes the names of many famous writers”
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    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"
  2. verb
    consider as part of something
    “I include you in the list of culprits”
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    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
    type of:
    consider, reckon, regard, see, view
    deem to be
  3. verb
    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
  4. verb
    allow participation in or the right to be part of; permit to exercise the rights, functions, and responsibilities of
    synonyms: admit, let in
    accept, admit, take, take on
    admit into a group or community
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    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
    type of:
    allow, countenance, let, permit
    consent to, give permission
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