incorporate

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English, from Late Latin incorporātus, perfect passive participle of incorporō (to embody, to incorporate), from in- (in) + corpus, corporis (body).

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incorporate (third-person singular simple present incorporates, present participle incorporating, simple past and past participle incorporated)

  1. (transitive) To include (something) as a part.
    The design of his house incorporates a spiral staircase.
    to incorporate another's ideas into one's work
    • 1716 March 6, Joseph Addison, “The Free-holder: No. 19. Friday, February 24. [1716.] [Julian calendar]”, in The Works of the Right Honourable Joseph Addison, Esq; [], volume IV, London: [] Jacob Tonson, [], published 1721, OCLC 1056445272:
      The Romans [] did not subdue a country in order to put the inhabitants to fire and sword, but to incorporate them into their own community.
    • 1960 February, “The first of London's new Piccadilly Line trains is delivered”, in Trains Illustrated, page 93:
      The new cars incorporate many features first introduced in the 1938 tube stock, but major changes include the use of rubber for the bogie bolster and axlebox suspension, fluorescent lighting, and the panelling of the cars in unpainted aluminium alloy.
  2. (transitive) To mix (something in) as an ingredient; to blend
    Incorporate air into the mixture by whisking.
  3. (transitive) To admit as a member of a company
  4. (transitive) To form into a legal company.
    The company was incorporated in 1980.
  5. (US, law) To include (another clause or guarantee of the US constitution) as a part (of the Fourteenth Amendment, such that the clause binds not only the federal government but also state governments).
  6. To form into a body; to combine, as different ingredients, into one consistent mass.
  7. To unite with a material body; to give a material form to; to embody.
    • 1710, Edward Stillingfleet, Several Conferences Between a Romish Priest, a Fanatick Chaplain, and a Divine of the Church of England Concerning the Idolatry of the Church of Rome
      do not deny , that there was such an Opinion among the Heathens , that Spirits might possess Images , and be incorporated with them
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incorporate (comparative more incorporate, superlative most incorporate)

  1. (obsolete) Corporate; incorporated; made one body, or united in one body; associated; mixed together; combined; embodied.

Etymology 2[edit]

in- (not) +‎ corporate

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incorporate (not comparable)

  1. Not consisting of matter; not having a material body; incorporeal; spiritual.
    • 1614, Walter Raleigh, Historie of the World
      Moses forbore to speak of angels, and of things invisible, and incorporate.
    • 1905, Leonid Andreyev, trans. Alexandra Linden, The Red Laugh: Fragments of a Discovered Manuscript:
      The air vibrated at a white-hot temperature, the stones seemed to be trembling silently, ready to flow, and in the distance, at a curve of the road, the files of men, guns and horses seemed detached from the earth, and trembled like a mass of jelly in their onward progress, and it seemed to me that they were not living people that I saw before me, but an army of incorporate shadows.
  2. Not incorporated; not existing as a corporation.
    an incorporate banking association
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incorporate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of incorporare
  2. second-person plural imperative of incorporare
  3. feminine plural of incorporato

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incorporāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of incorporō