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exclude

verb [T] uk   /ɪkˈskluːd/ us  
C1 to prevent someone or something from entering a place or taking part in an activity: Women are still excluded from the club. Microbes must, as far as possible, be excluded from the room during an operation. Tom has been excluded from school (= he is not allowed to go to school) for bad behaviour.
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C1 to intentionally not include something: The price excludes local taxes.
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to decide that something is not true or possible: We can't exclude the possibility that he is dead.
(Definition of exclude from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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