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Definition of "exclude" []

  • To prevent from entering; keep out; bar: a jar sealed to exclude outside air; an immigration policy that excludes undesirables. (verb-transitive)
  • To prevent from being included, considered, or accepted; reject: The court excluded the improperly obtained evidence. (verb-transitive)
  • To put out; expel. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "exclude" in a sentence
  • ""At the end of the day, how much money health insurers are able to exclude from the amount they have to pay on health care will determine whether or not the health law's mandate that more money go to patient care is really enacted," she said."
  • "Note that the focus here is to exclude from the exceptions documents/materials made purely or primarily for advertising purposes; hence even the most craptacular, irrelevant book on the market today would still qualify for the customs duty exemption, as long as its plot was more than: Kim buys a Coca-cola, opens it, and finds happiness."
  • "Huge, because it will lay down what minimum protection is for domestic workers at the international level; knowing that nationally there are many countries that exclude from the scope of national legislation, domestic workers."