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Definition of exclude verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

        

    exclude

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ɪkˈskluːd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪkˈskluːd//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they exclude
    BrE BrE//ɪkˈskluːd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪkˈskluːd//
     
    he / she / it excludes
    BrE BrE//ɪkˈskluːdz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪkˈskluːdz//
     
    past simple excluded
    BrE BrE//ɪkˈskluːdɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪkˈskluːdɪd//
     
    past participle excluded
    BrE BrE//ɪkˈskluːdɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪkˈskluːdɪd//
     
    -ing form excluding
    BrE BrE//ɪkˈskluːdɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪkˈskluːdɪŋ//
     
    School life, Access to education
     
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  1. 1  exclude 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. 2  exclude somebody/something (from something) to prevent somebody/something from entering a place or taking part in something Women are still excluded from some London clubs. (British English) Concern is growing over the number of children excluded from school (= not allowed to attend because of bad behaviour). She felt excluded by the other girls (= they did not let her join in what they were doing). See related entries: School life, Access to education
  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.
  4. opposite include
    Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin excludere, from ex- ‘out’ + claudere ‘to shut’.Extra examples Certain groups tend to be excluded from full participation in society. Many local people felt excluded from decisions that affected their own community. The measure would serve to exclude certain voters. The possibility of error cannot be absolutely excluded. Unlawfully obtained evidence is not automatically excluded from a criminal trial. Women in such societies are effectively excluded from public affairs. Women were excluded from the club. a clause that seeks to exclude liability for death or serious injury a club that has traditionally excluded minorities and women services designed to assist the socially excluded Concern is growing over the number of children excluded from school. Large multinationals can make bids which effectively exclude local firms. She saw herself as an outsider trying to enter a world that sought to exclude her. The panel recommended that he also be excluded from serving on any committees. Try to exclude sugar and fat from your diet. Women are still excluded from some golf clubs.
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