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excludeverb [T]

 us   /ɪkˈsklud/
to ​keep out or ​omit (something or someone): The ​advertisedprice excludes the ​salestax.
exclusion
noun [C/U]  us   /ɪkˈsklu·ʒən/
[U] Her exclusion from the ​invitationlist was a ​mistake.
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excludeverb [T]

uk   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 fromschool (= he is not ​allowed to go to ​school) for ​badbehaviour.
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C1 to ​intentionally not ​include something: The ​price excludes ​localtaxes.
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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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excludeverb [T]

uk   us   /ɪksˈkluːd/
to intentionally not ​include something: Under the ​terms of the ​insurancepolicy, it is impossible to exclude ​liability for death or ​personalinjuries caused by ​negligence. The ​figure is ​thought to exclude the ​cost of ​productdevelopment.exclude sb/sth from sth The ​insurancecompany may exclude a particular ​condition from ​cover or ​ask for a ​higherexcess.
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 ​tradedeal that excludes the ​emergingeconomies 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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