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incorporate

in·cor·po·rate

incorporate

 
 
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, adjective
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part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: In kor p reIt
inflections: incorporated, incorporates, incorporating
definition 1: to include or blend into a larger thing that already exists.
I'll incorporate your suggestions into my report.She incorporated the leftover meat and vegetables into the stew.
 
similar words:
assimilate, blend, embody, include, weave
definition 2: in law, to form into a corporation.
The couple decided to incorporate their home business.
definition 3: to give physical form to.
The sunset over the white sandy beach incorporated all her ideas of romance.
similar words:
embody, materialize
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
pronunciation: In kor p reIt
definition: in law, to become a corporation.
The company incorporated in 1932.
 
part of speech: adjective
pronunciation: In kor p reIt [or] In kor p riht [or] In kor priht
definition: incorporated, as a business.
derivations: incorporated (adj.), incorporative (adj.), incorporation (n.)
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The word incorporate contains the following parts:
corp, corpo, corpor, corpus Latin root that means body
-ate1 Latin verb-forming suffix that means to make, cause, do
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The suffix -ate primarily forms transitive verbs from Latin bases. Many -ate verbs were loanwords from Latin. Verbs ending in -ate combine with the suffix -ion to form nouns ending in -ation. These verbs also have corresponding agent nouns ending in -ator (navigator, dictator, elevator).