Exclude Definition

excluded, excludes, excluding
excluded, excludes, excluding
To refuse to admit, consider, include, etc.; shut out; keep from entering, happening, or being; reject; bar.
Webster's New World
To prevent from being included, considered, or accepted; reject.
The court excluded the improperly obtained evidence.
American Heritage
To put out; force out; expel.
Webster's New World

(medicine) To eliminate from diagnostic consideration.


Origin of Exclude

  • Middle English excluden from Latin exclūdere ex- ex- claudere to shut

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin excludere, from prefix ex- (“out”), + variant form of verb claudere (“close”).

    From Wiktionary

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