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exclude

ex·clude

exclude

 
 
pronunciation:
ihk sklud
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part of speech: verb
inflections: excluded, excludes, excluding
definition: to leave out; keep out.
Did you mean to exclude Kate from your list of guests?The club she wants to join excludes boys.
synonyms:
omit
antonyms:
accept, admit, include, involve
similar words:
eliminate, reject, rule out, skip
Word Parts
The word exclude contains the following parts:
ex- Latin prefix that means out, out of, away from
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The prefix ex- was a Latin preposition and prefix and occurs in English in Latin loanwords, such as exit and expel . It has multiple forms, as the 'x' sound in ex- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See its assimilated forms e-, ef-, and es-. ex- is also used in the formation of English words such as "ex-partner," where it means "formerly having the status of."
synonyms:
extr-, extra-, exter-