Definition of “exclude” - English Dictionary

“exclude” in British English

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excludeverb [ T ]

uk /ɪkˈskluːd/ us /ɪkˈskluːd/

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.

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

“exclude” in American English

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excludeverb [ T ]

us /ɪkˈsklud/

to keep out or omit (something or someone):

The advertised price excludes the sales tax.
exclusion
noun [ C/U ] us /ɪkˈsklu·ʒən/

[ U ] Her exclusion from the invitation list was a mistake.

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

“exclude” in Business English

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excludeverb [ T ]

uk /ɪksˈkluːd/ us

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)