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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: includere, from claudere 'to close'

include

verb
     
in‧clude S2 W1 [transitive]
1 [not in progressive] if one thing includes another, the second thing is part of the first:
Does the price include postage?
His job includes looking after under-21 teams.
The curriculum includes courses in computing.
2 to make someone or something part of a larger group or set [≠ exclude]:
The team is stronger now they've included Roscoe.
include something in/on something
Service is included in the bill.
Would you include a Walkman on your list of essentials?
WORD CHOICE: WORD CHOICE:

include, consist of, comprise, be composed of, be made up of
Use include to mention only some of the things that something has as its parts The price includes lunch. If you want to mention all the parts that something has in it, use consist of, comprise, be composed of, or be made up of The Romance family of languages consists of French, Spanish, Italian, and several other languages. The house comprises two bedrooms, a kitchen and a living room. The jury was composed of nine whites, one Hispanic, and two Asian Americans. an organization made up of 600,000 small business owners!! Do not say that something 'is consisted of' certain things or that it 'consists' them. Say it consists of them.!! Do not say that something 'comprises of' certain things, even though you might hear English speakers say this. Most careful users consider this to be incorrect so you should avoid using it.!! Do not say that something 'is composed by' or 'is composed with' certain things. Say it is composed of them.

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