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EXCLUDE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does exclude mean? 

EXCLUDE (verb)
  The verb EXCLUDE has 5 senses:

1. prevent from being included or considered or accepted
2. prevent from entering; shut out
3. lack or fail to include
4. prevent from entering; keep out
5. put out or expel from a place

  Familiarity information: EXCLUDE used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


EXCLUDE (verb)


Sense 1exclude [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Prevent from being included or considered or accepted

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

exclude; leave out; omit; except; leave off; take out

Context examples:

The bad results were excluded from the report / Leave off the top piece

Hypernyms (to "exclude" is one way to...):

do away with; eliminate; get rid of (terminate or take out)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "exclude"):

elide (leave or strike out)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s somebody

Antonym:

include (consider as part of something)


Sense 2exclude [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Prevent from entering; shut out

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

keep out; shut out; exclude; shut

Context examples:

The trees were shutting out all sunlight / This policy excludes people who have a criminal record from entering the country

Hypernyms (to "exclude" is one way to...):

keep; prevent (prevent from doing something or being in a certain state)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "exclude"):

curse; excommunicate; unchurch (exclude from a church or a religious community)

lock out (prevent employees from working during a strike)

ostracise; ostracize (avoid speaking to or dealing with)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something

Antonym:

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


Sense 3exclude [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lack or fail to include

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Context example:

The cost for the trip excludes food and beverages

Hypernyms (to "exclude" is one way to...):

lack; miss (be without)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something

Antonym:

include (have as a part, be made up out of)


Sense 4exclude [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Prevent from entering; keep out

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

bar; debar; exclude

Context example:

He was barred from membership in the club

Hypernyms (to "exclude" is one way to...):

disallow; forbid; interdict; prohibit; proscribe; veto (command against)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s somebody PP
Somebody ----s something PP


Sense 5exclude [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Put out or expel from a place

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

turf out; eject; chuck out; expel; boot out; kick out; throw out; exclude; turn out

Context example:

The child was expelled from the classroom

Hypernyms (to "exclude" is one way to...):

displace; move (cause to move, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "exclude"):

exorcise; exorcize (expel through adjuration or prayers)

bump; dislodge; displace (remove or force from a position of dwelling previously occupied)

bounce (eject from the premises)

show the door (ask to leave)

evict (expel or eject without recourse to legal process)

evict; force out (expel from one's property or force to move out by a legal process)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody PP
Somebody ----s something PP


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