Exclude is defined as to keep out or to refuse to admit.verb
An example of exclude is for a group of children to tell another child that he cannot play with them.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
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transitive verb ex·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: Middle English excluden, from Latin exclūdere : ex-, ex- + claudere, to shut.
- ex·cludˌa·bilˈi·ty noun
- ex·cludˈa·ble, ex·cludˈi·ble adjective & n.
- ex·cludˈer noun