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verb [transitive] include pronunciation in American English /ɪnˈklud/
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present tense
present participleincluding
past tenseincluded
past participleincluded

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  1. 1
    [never progressive] to contain someone or something as a part

    The proposals include increasing the tax on gasoline.

  2. 2
    to make someone or something part of a group, set, or collection of things

    Please include a photograph of yourself with your application.

    include something in/on something:

    His work was recently included in an exhibition of young painters.

    Well over 50 percent of New York restaurants now include New York wines on their wine lists.


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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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