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Definition of exclude verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they exclude
    he / she / it excludes
    past simple excluded
    -ing form excluding
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  1. 1exclude something (from something) to deliberately not include something in what you are doing or considering The cost of borrowing has been excluded from the inflation figures. Try excluding fat from your diet. Buses run every hour, Sundays excluded. opposite include
  2. 2exclude somebody/something (from something) to prevent someone or something from entering a place or taking part in something Women are still excluded from some clubs. She felt excluded by the other girls (= they did not let her join in what they were doing).
  3. 3exclude something to decide that something is not possible We should not exclude the possibility of negotiation. The police have excluded theft as a motive for the murder. opposite include
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