AskDefine | Define exclude

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1 prevent from being included or considered or accepted; "The bad results were excluded from the report"; "Leave off the top piece" [syn: except, leave out, leave off, omit, take out] [ant: include]
2 prevent from entering; shut out; "The trees were shutting out all sunlight"; "This policy excludes people who have a criminal record from entering the country" [syn: keep out, shut out, shut] [ant: admit]
3 lack or fail to include; "The cost for the trip excludes food and beverages" [ant: include]
4 prevent from entering; keep out; "He was barred from membership in the club" [syn: bar, debar]
5 put out or expel from a place; "The child was expelled from the classroom" [syn: expel, eject, chuck out, throw out, kick out, turf out, boot out, turn out]

User Contributed Dictionary



From excludere, from prefix ex-, + variant form of verb claudere.


  1. To bar (someone) from entering; to keep out.
  2. To expel; to put out.
  3. law of evidence To refuse to accept as valid.


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