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incorporate

in·cor·po·rate

incorporate

 
pronunciation:
In kor p reIt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: incorporated, incorporates, incorporating
definition 1: to include as part of a larger thing; blend.
If you no longer want your books, I'll incorporate them into my collection.She incorporated all the food from last night's dinner into the stew.
 
similar words:
blend, include, weave
definition 2: to make into a legal corporation.
The owners of the bicycle shop incorporated their growing 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).