Antonyms of verb exclude

3 of 5 senses of exclude

Sense 1
exclude, except, leave out, leave off, omit, take out -- (prevent from being included or considered or accepted; "The bad results were excluded from the report"; "Leave off the top piece")
       Antonym of include (Sense 2)
      => include -- (consider as part of something; "I include you in the list of culprits")

Sense 2
exclude, keep out, shut out, shut -- (prevent from entering; shut out; "The trees were shutting out all sunlight"; "This policy excludes people who have a criminal record from entering the country")
       Antonym of admit (Sense 3)
      => admit, let in, include -- (allow participation in or the right to be part of; permit to exercise the rights, functions, and responsibilities of; "admit someone to the profession"; "She was admitted to the New Jersey Bar")

Sense 3
exclude -- (lack or fail to include; "The cost for the trip excludes food and beverages")
       Antonym of include (Sense 1)
      => include -- (have as a part, be made up out of; "The list includes the names of many famous writers")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb exclude

5 senses of exclude

Sense 1
exclude, except, leave out, leave off, omit, take out -- (prevent from being included or considered or accepted; "The bad results were excluded from the report"; "Leave off the top piece")
       => extinguish, eliminate, get rid of, do away with -- (terminate, end, or take out; "Let's eliminate the course on Akkadian hieroglyphics"; "Socialism extinguished these archaic customs"; "eliminate my debts")

Sense 2
exclude, keep out, shut out, shut -- (prevent from entering; shut out; "The trees were shutting out all sunlight"; "This policy excludes people who have a criminal record from entering the country")
       => prevent, keep -- (stop (someone or something) from doing something or being in a certain state; "We must prevent the cancer from spreading"; "His snoring kept me from falling asleep"; "Keep the child from eating the marbles")

Sense 3
exclude -- (lack or fail to include; "The cost for the trip excludes food and beverages")
       => miss, lack -- (be without; "This soup lacks salt"; "There is something missing in my jewelry box!")

Sense 4
bar, debar, exclude -- (prevent from entering; keep out; "He was barred from membership in the club")
       => forbid, prohibit, interdict, proscribe, veto, disallow, nix -- (command against; "I forbid you to call me late at night"; "Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store"; "Dad nixed our plans")

Sense 5
eject, chuck out, exclude, turf out, boot out, turn out -- (put out or expel from a place; "The unruly student was excluded from the game")
       => expel, throw out, kick out -- (force to leave or move out; "He was expelled from his native country")

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