A little girl is being excluded by her friends.
An example of exclude is for a group of children to tell another child that he cannot play with them.
- to refuse to admit, consider, include, etc.; shut out; keep from entering, happening, or being; reject; bar
- to put out; force out; expel
Origin of excludeMiddle English excluden ; from Classical Latin excludere ; from ex-, out + claudere, close
transitive verbex·clud·ed, ex·clud·ing, ex·cludes
- To prevent from entering; keep out; bar: a jar sealed to exclude outside air; an immigration policy that excludes undesirables.
- To prevent from being included, considered, or accepted; reject: The court excluded the improperly obtained evidence.
- To put out; expel.
Origin of excludeMiddle English excluden, from Latin exclūdere : ex-, ex- + claudere, to shut.
- ex·clud′a·ble, ex·clud′i·ble
(third-person singular simple present excludes, present participle excluding, simple past and past participle excluded)
From Latin excludere, from prefix ex- (“out”), + variant form of verb claudere (“close”).