Meaning of exclude

ex•clude

Pronunciation: (ik-skld'), [key]
— -clud•ed, -clud•ing.
  1. to shut or keep out; prevent the entrance of.
  2. to shut out from consideration, privilege, etc.: Employees and their relatives were excluded from participation in the contest.
  3. to expel and keep out; thrust out; eject: He was excluded from the club for infractions of the rules.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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