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verb [transitive] exclude pronunciation in British English /ɪkˈskluːd/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleexcluding
past tenseexcluded
past participleexcluded
  1. 1
    to deliberately not include something
    These figures exclude cash receipts.
    exclude something from something: These costs have been excluded from our calculations.
  2. 2
    to deliberately prevent someone or something from being involved in an activity or from entering a place
    Cover it with plastic to exclude light.
    exclude someone from something: The committee now has to decide whether to exclude him from the competition.
    1. a.
      to make someone feel that they do not belong to your group
      I felt as though the other women were excluding me.
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  3. 3
    to decide that something is not possible or worth considering
    We cannot exclude the possibility that the growth is cancerous.


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