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English verb: include

1. include (stative) have as a part, be made up out of

SamplesThe list includes the names of many famous writers.

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Narrower (hyponym)attach to, bear, carry, comprehend, comprise, contain, contain, cover, embrace, encompass, hold, incorporate, inhere in, involve, subsume

Entailfeature, have


2. include (cognition) consider as part of something

SamplesI include you in the list of culprits.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)consider, reckon, regard, see, view

Narrower (hyponym)carry, colligate, count, subsume

Antonymsexclude, leave out, omit, except, leave off, take out

3. include (change) add as part of something else; put in as part of a set, group, or category

SamplesWe must include this chemical element in the group.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)add

Domain categorychemical science, chemistry

4. include (social) allow participation in or the right to be part of; permit to exercise the rights, functions, and responsibilities of

SamplesAdmit someone to the profession.
She was admitted to the New Jersey Bar.

Synonymsadmit, let in

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP

Broader (hypernym)allow, countenance, let, permit

Narrower (hyponym)induct, initiate, involve, readmit

Verb groupaccept, admit, take, take on

Antonymskeep out, shut out, exclude, shut

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