Definition of “include” - English Dictionary

“include” in British English

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includeverb [ T ]

uk /ɪnˈkluːd/ us /ɪnˈkluːd/

A2 to contain something as a part of something else, or to make something part of something else:

The bill includes tax and service.
Tax and service are included in the bill.
[ + -ing verb ] Your responsibilities will include making appointments on my behalf.
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  • Mozart's musical compositions include symphonies and operas.
  • Symptoms of the illness include a high temperature and a persistent dry cough.
  • This dictionary includes both British and American spellings of words.
  • The museum's collection includes works of art from all around the world.
  • Additional benefits include a company car and free health insurance.
included
adjective [ after noun ] uk /ɪnˈkluː.dɪd/ us /ɪnˈkluː.dɪd/

The trip cost a total of £250, insurance included.

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

“include” in American English

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includeverb [ T ]

us /ɪnˈklud/

(of something) to have something smaller as a part of it, or to make something smaller part of it:

The hotel room charge includes breakfast.
The encyclopedia includes the names of all Nobel Prize winners.
Sheila asked to be included among the people going on the tour.
including
preposition us /ɪnˈklu·dɪŋ/

The book has 360 pages, including the index.

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

“include” in Business English

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includeverb [ T ]

uk /ɪnˈkluːd/ us

to contain something as a part of something else, or to make something part of something else:

The report includes detailed financial information for the past five years.
include sth in/on/with sth Examples included in the showcase did not appear in the final release.
Please include a photograph with your application.

to invite another person or company to be a part of something, such as a job or project:

We'll include one client on the board because of his connections to the oil industry.
include sb in sth Fourteen manufacturers were included in the primary development of the new aircraft.
included
adjective [ after noun ] /ɪnˈkluːdɪd/

An installation CD is included with the unit.
Batteries not included .

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