insert - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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present tense
present participleinserting
past tenseinserted
past participleinserted
  1. 1
    to put something into something else, or into a hole or space
    insert something into/in something:

    Insert the plug into the earphone socket.

    insert something between something:

    A strong blade had been inserted between the door and its frame.

  2. 2
    to add something at a point in a document or series
    insert something into/in something:

    This command inserts the deleted text into its new place.

    1. a.
      to add something to a legal agreement or an official document
      insert something into/in something:

      The union has now inserted an anti-ageist clause into its code of conduct.