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exclude

verb [T]
 
 
/ɪksˈkluːd/
to intentionally not include something: Under the terms of the insurance policy, it is impossible to exclude liability for death or personal injuries caused by negligence. The figure is thought to exclude the cost of product development.exclude sb/sth from sth The insurance company may exclude a particular condition from cover or ask for a higher excess.
to prevent someone or something from entering a place or taking part in an activity: Switching to cable TV would exclude 70% of RCTV's audience. A trade deal that excludes the emerging economies would exclude new opportunities for trade among developing countries.
(Definition of exclude from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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