include Definition

  • 1to make someone or something part of a larger group or set
  • 2to contain something as a part of something else

Using include: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "include" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The price includes taxes and fees.

  • Example

    The book includes a glossary of terms.

  • Example

    The package includes a free gift.

  • Example

    The team includes players from all over the world.

include Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for include

Antonyms for include

Phrases with include

  • contained as part of something else


    The hotel rate includes breakfast and dinner.

  • used to indicate that a list is not exhaustive and other items could be included


    The party will include games, music, and dancing, including but not limited to these activities.

  • including all the items mentioned


    The price is inclusive of taxes and fees.

Origins of include

from Latin 'includere', meaning 'to shut in'


Summary: include in Brief

The verb 'include' [ɪnˈkluːd] means to add someone or something to a larger group or set, or to contain something as a part of something else. It can be used in phrases like 'included in,' 'including but not limited to,' and 'inclusive of.' Examples include 'The price includes taxes and fees,' and 'The book includes a glossary of terms.' Synonyms include 'incorporate' and 'encompass.'

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