incorporate[in kôr′pə rit; for v., -pə rāt′]
- The definition of incorporate is united as one.
An example of incorporate is classroom decoration with many types of religious and non-religious holiday decorations on the walls.
- Incorporate is defined as to work into something that already exists, or to become a corporation.
- An example of incorporate is to blend orange into a painting of primary colors.
- An example of incorporate is to make a restaurant chain have the legal status of a corporation.
Origin of incorporateMiddle English incorporat ; from Late Latin incorporatus, past participle of incorporare: see in- and amp; corporate
transitive verbincorporated, incorporating
- to combine or join with something already formed; make part of another thing; include; embody
- to bring together into a single whole; merge
- to admit into a corporation or association as a member
- to form (individuals or units) into a legally organized group that acts as one individual; form into a corporation
- to give substantial, material, or physical form to
Origin of incorporateME incorporaten
- to unite or combine into a single whole; be combined or merged
- to form a corporation
Origin of incorporateClassical Latin incorporatus: see in- and amp; corporate
verbin·cor·po·rat·ed, in·cor·po·rat·ing, in·cor·po·rates
- To unite (one thing) with something else already in existence: incorporated the letter into her diary.
- To admit as a member to a corporation or similar organization.
- To cause to merge or combine together into a united whole.
- To cause to form into a legal corporation: incorporate a business.
- To give substance or material form to; embody.
- To become united or combined into an organized body.
- To become or form a legal corporation: San Antonio incorporated as a city in 1837.
- Linguistics To move from the head of one phrase to the head of another, forming a new word by affixing onto that head, as in certain languages when a noun object of a verb is affixed to the verb.
- Combined into one united body; merged.
- Formed into a legal corporation.
Origin of incorporateMiddle English incorporaten, from Late Latin incorporāre, incorporāt-, to form into a body : Latin in-, causative pref.; see in–2 + Latin corpus, corpor-, body; see corpus.
(third-person singular simple present incorporates, present participle incorporating, simple past and past participle incorporated)
- To include (something) as a part.
- The design of his house incorporates a spiral staircase.
- to incorporate another's ideas into one's work
- To mix (something in) as an ingredient; to blend
- Incorporate air into the mixture.
- To admit as a member of a company
- To form into a legal company.
- The company was incorporated in 1980.
- (US, law) To include (another clause or guarantee of the US constitution) as a part (of the Fourteenth Amendment, such that the clause binds not only the federal government but also state governments).
- To form into a body; to combine, as different ingredients, into one consistent mass.
- To unite with a material body; to give a material form to; to embody.
(comparative more incorporate, superlative most incorporate)
incorporate - Legal Definition
- To form a business corporation.
- To include or merge something into something else.