- Insert is defined as to put one thing into another.
An example of insert is put a card inside an envelope.
A man inserts a letter in to a postbox.Licensed from iStockPhoto
Origin: from Classical Latin insertus, past participle of inserere from in-, inch(es) plush serere, to join
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transitive verb in·sert·ed, in·sert·ing, in·serts
- To put or set into, between, or among: inserted the key in the lock. See Synonyms at introduce.
- To put or introduce into the body of something; interpolate: insert an illustration into a text.
- To place into an orbit, trajectory, or stream.
Origin: Latin īnserere, īnsert- : in-, in; see in-2 + serere, to join; see ser-2 in Indo-European roots.
- in·sertˈer noun