To incorporate is to include or integrate a part into the whole. Incorporate is a more active version of the word "include"; if you incorporate, you are adding something to the mix.

In the business world, to incorporate is a legal process. In other usages, the word incorporate really just means to include something or work something into whatever was already existing. You could incorporate your new roommate's furniture into the decor of your apartment, but you may not find a way to incorporate her cat's litter box.

Definitions of incorporate
  1. verb
    make into a whole or make part of a whole
    “She incorporated his suggestions into her proposal”
    synonyms: integrate
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    break into parts or components or lose cohesion or unity
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    incorporate a food ingredient into a mixture by repeatedly turning it over without stirring or beating
    integrate again
    build in
    make something an integral part of something else
    incorporate again or anew
    type of:
    combine, compound
    combine so as to form a whole; mix
  2. verb
    unite or merge with something already in existence
    incorporate this document with those pertaining to the same case”
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    type of:
    gather in, take in
    fold up
  3. verb
    include or contain; have as a component
    synonyms: comprise, contain
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    type of:
    have as a part, be made up out of
  4. adjective
    formed or united into a whole
    synonyms: incorporated, integrated, merged, unified
    characterized by unity; being or joined into a single entity
  5. verb
    form a corporation
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    create, make
    make or cause to be or to become
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