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English definition of “include”

include

verb [T]     /ɪnˈkluːd/
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 /ɪnˈkluːdɪd/ adjective [after noun]
(Definition of include verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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