exclude verb

ADV. rigorously | altogether, completely, entirely, totally | not absolutely, not wholly The possibility of error cannot be absolutely excluded. | virtually | largely | permanently | apparently | clearly | automatically Unlawfully obtained evidence is not automatically excluded from a criminal trial. | necessarily | deliberately | explicitly, expressly, specifically | effectively By excluding children from pubs we are effectively excluding many parents. | systematically | unfairly

VERB + EXCLUDE attempt to, be designed to, purport to, seek to a clause that seeks to exclude liability for death or serious injury | tend to tending to exclude certain groups from full participation in society

PREP. from Women were excluded from the council.

PHRASES feel excluded Many local people felt excluded from decisions that affected their own community.