Meaning of “incorporate” in the English Dictionary

"incorporate" in British English

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incorporateverb [ T ]

uk /ɪnˈkɔː.pər.eɪt/ us /ɪnˈkɔːr.pɚ.eɪt/

C2 to include something as part of something larger:

Suggestions from the survey have been incorporated into/in the final design.
This aircraft incorporates several new safety features.

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  • He has become more venturesome this season with dress designs that incorporate a variety of ethnic influences.
  • The film incorporates elements of fantasy and science fiction.
  • The program incorporates a powerful graphics tool.
  • The act incorporates the European Convention on Human Rights into English law.
  • His later work incorporates elements of popular culture.
incorporation
noun [ U ] uk /ɪnˌkɔː.pərˈeɪ.ʃən/ us /ɪnˌkɔːr.pəˈreɪ.ʃən/

the regular incorporation of organic material into garden soil

(Definition of “incorporate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"incorporate" in American English

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incorporateverb

us /ɪnˈkɔr·pəˌreɪt/

incorporate verb (INCLUDE)

[ T ] to include something within something else:

This aircraft incorporates several new safety features.

incorporate verb (MAKE A COMPANY)

incorporated
adjective [ only after n, not gradable ] us /ɪnˈkɔr·pəˌreɪ·t̬ɪd/ abbreviation Inc.

McLaughlin Glass, Incorporated
incorporation
noun [ U ] /ɪnˌkɔr·pəˈreɪ·ʃən/

the incorporation of black soldiers into Union ranks

(Definition of “incorporate” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"incorporate" in Business English

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incorporateverb [ T ]

uk /ɪnˈkɔːpəreɪt/ us

[ usually passive ] LAW to make a company or organization into a legal corporation (= a particular type of company):

incorporate an association/a business/a company The association was incorporated in 1970.
Our company was incorporated in Delaware after World War I.

to include something within something else:

incorporate a component/an element/a feature Mobile phones incorporate features of desktop computers, personal digital assistants, and landlines.
incorporate a concept/an idea/a theme Working with colleagues from other countries gives us the opportunity to incorporate new ideas and methods.
incorporate sth into sth We've incorporated the hydraulic central heating into the floor tiles.
incorporate sth with sth Thirty years ago, the idea that a phone could be incorporated with a computer and be held in one hand was the stuff of comic books.

(Definition of “incorporate” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)