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exclude

ex·clude

exclude

 
 
pronunciation:
ihk sklud
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: excluded, excludes, excluding
definition 1: to leave out; omit; keep out.
Why did you exclude the paragraph that explained everything?Our tour of France excludes the Riviera, but we'll be going to the Alps.Non-citizens are excluded from participating in the vote.Why are you excluding your brothers from your party?
synonyms:
except, omit
antonyms:
accept, admit, comprehend, embrace, include, involve
similar words:
bar, eliminate, exile, ostracize, reject, repudiate, rule out, skip
definition 2: to prevent from enjoying ordinary rights or privileges; bar.
The country club formerly excluded minorities.
 
synonyms:
bar, debar, ostracize
similar words:
blackball, blacklist, block, deny, disallow, except, exile, prohibit, refuse, reject, spurn
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-