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ex·clude

exclude

 
 
pronunciation:
ihk sklud
features:
Word Combinations (verb), 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.Did you mean to exclude your brother from your guest list?
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
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