To exclude is to prevent a thing or a person from doing something or being a part of a group. The word "exclude" is the opposite of "include."
- She was excluded from the club. (passive voice)
- The club excluded her. (active voice)
- The company insists that it doesn’t exclude people based on skin color or religion.
- Girls are usually excluded from playing contact sports with boys.
- The price shown on the car excludes taxes and fees.
- Some of the information in that report was intentionally excluded to make it look better.
- Excluding the sugar from that recipe will make it healthier, but it might not taste as good.
The word "exclusive" is an adjective:
- That’s a very exclusive club. They won’t allow just anyone to walk in.
- They send their kids to an exclusive private school.
- The company has exclusive legal rights to the song. This prevents other companies from using it.
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December 5, 2014