incorporate

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.

Primary Meanings of incorporate

1.
vadj
make into a whole or make part of a whole
formed or united into a whole
2.
v
form a corporation
Full Definitions of incorporate
1

v make into a whole or make part of a whole

“She incorporated his suggestions into her proposal”
Synonyms:
integrate
Antonyms:
disintegrate
break into parts or components or lose cohesion or unity
Types:
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fold
incorporate a food ingredient into a mixture by repeatedly turning it over without stirring or beating
reintegrate
integrate again
build in
make something an integral part of something else
re-incorporate
incorporate again or anew
Type of:
combine, compound
combine so as to form a whole; mix

v unite or merge with something already in existence

incorporate this document with those pertaining to the same case”
Type of:
gather in, take in
fold up

v include or contain; have as a component

Synonyms:
comprise, contain
Type of:
include
have as a part, be made up out of

adj formed or united into a whole

Synonyms:
incorporated, integrated, merged, unified
united
characterized by unity; being or joined into a single entity
2

v form a corporation

Type of:
create, make
make or cause to be or to become

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