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Incorporate definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

INCOR'PORATE, a. [in and corporate.]
1. Not consisting of matter; not having a material body. [Little used.]
2. Mixed; united in one body; associated.
INCOR'PORATE, v.t. [L. incorporo; in and corpus, a body.]
1. In pharmacy, to mix different ingredients in one mass or body; to reduce dry substances to the consistence of paste by the admixture of a fluid, as in making pills, etc.
2. To mix and embody one substance in another; as, to incorporate copper with silver.
3. To unite; to blend; to work into another mass or body; as, to incorporate plagiarisms into one's own composition.
4. To unite; to associate in another government or empire. The Romans incorporated conquered countries into their government.
5. To embody; to give a material form to.
The idolaters, who worshiped their images as gods, supposed some spirit to be incorporated therein.
6. To form into a legal body, or body politic; to constitute a body, composed of one or more individuals,with the quality of perpetual existence or succession, unless limited by the act of incorporation; as, to incorporate the inhabitants of a city, town or parish; to incorporate the proprietors of a bridge, the stockholders of a bank, of an insurance company, etc. New Haven was incorporated in January 1784; Hartford in May 1784.
INCOR'PORATE, v.i. To unite so as to make a part of another body; to be mixed or blended; to grow into, etc.; usually followed by with.
Painters' colors and ashes do better incorporate with oil.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: formed or united into a whole [syn: incorporate, incorporated, integrated, merged, unified] v
1: make into a whole or make part of a whole; "She incorporated his suggestions into her proposal" [syn: integrate, incorporate] [ant: disintegrate]
2: include or contain; have as a component; "A totally new idea is comprised in this paper"; "The record contains many old songs from the 1930's" [syn: incorporate, contain, comprise]
3: form a corporation
4: unite or merge with something already in existence; "incorporate this document with those pertaining to the same case"

Merriam Webster's

I. verb (-rated; -rating) Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin incorporatus, past participle of incorporare, from Latin in- + corpor-, corpus body more at midriff Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. a. to unite or work into something already existent so as to form an indistinguishable whole b. to blend or combine thoroughly 2. a. to form into a legal corporation b. to admit to membership in a corporate body 3. to give material form to ; embody intransitive verb 1. to unite in or as one body 2. to form or become a corporation incorporable adjective incorporation noun incorporative adjective incorporator noun II. adjective Date: 14th century incorporated

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v. & adj. --v. 1 tr. (often foll. by in, with) unite; form into one body or whole. 2 intr. become incorporated. 3 tr. combine (ingredients) into one substance. 4 tr. admit as a member of a company etc. 5 tr. a constitute as a legal corporation. b (as incorporated adj.) forming a legal corporation. --adj. 1 (of a company etc.) formed into a legal corporation. 2 embodied. Derivatives: incorporation n. incorporator n. Etymology: ME f. LL incorporare (as IN-(2), L corpus -oris body)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Incorporate In*cor"po*rate, a. [L. incorporatus. See In- not, and Corporate.] 1. Not consisting of matter; not having a material body; incorporeal; spiritual. Moses forbore to speak of angles, and things invisible, and incorporate. --Sir W. Raleigh. 2. Not incorporated; not existing as a corporation; as, an incorporate banking association.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Incorporate In*cor"po*rate, a. [L. incorporatus, p. p. of incorporare to incorporate; pref. in- in + corporare to make into a body. See Corporate.] Corporate; incorporated; made one body, or united in one body; associated; mixed together; combined; embodied. As if our hands, our sides, voices, and minds Had been incorporate. --Shak. A fifteenth part of silver incorporate with gold. --Bacon.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Incorporate In*cor"po*rate, v. i. To unite in one body so as to make a part of it; to be mixed or blended; -- usually followed by with. Painters' colors and ashes do better incorporate will oil. --Bacon. He never suffers wrong so long to grow, And to incorporate with right so far As it might come to seem the same in show. --Daniel.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Incorporate In*cor"po*rate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Incorporated; p. pr. & vb. n. Incorporating.] 1. To form into a body; to combine, as different ingredients. into one consistent mass. By your leaves, you shall not stay alone, Till holy church incorporate two in one. --Shak. 2. To unite with a material body; to give a material form to; to embody. The idolaters, who worshiped their images as golds, supposed some spirit to be incorporated therein. --Bp. Stillingfleet. 3. To unite with, or introduce into, a mass already formed; as, to incorporate copper with silver; -- used with with and into. 4. To unite intimately; to blend; to assimilate; to combine into a structure or organization, whether material or mental; as, to incorporate provinces into the realm; to incorporate another's ideas into one's work. The Romans did not subdue a country to put the inhabitants to fire and sword, but to incorporate them into their own community. --Addison. 5. To form into a legal body, or body politic; to constitute into a corporation recognized by law, with special functions, rights, duties and liabilities; as, to incorporate a bank, a railroad company, a city or town, etc.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(incorporates, incorporating, incorporated) 1. If one thing incorporates another thing, it includes the other thing. (FORMAL) The new cars will incorporate a number of major improvements. = contain VERB: V n 2. If someone or something is incorporated into a large group, system, or area, they become a part of it. (FORMAL) The agreement would allow the rebels to be incorporated into a new national police force... The party vowed to incorporate environmental considerations into all its policies. VERB: be V-ed into n, V n into n incorporation ...the incorporation of Piedmont Airlines and PSA into US Air. N-UNCOUNT: usu N of n into n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. v. a. 1. Unite, combine, mix, blend, merge, consolidate, form into one body. 2. Form into a corporation, form into a body politic. 3. Incarnate, embody. II. a. 1. Incorporeal, immaterial, supernatural, spiritual. 2. Non-corporate, not incorporated. 3. Intimately united, consolidated, blended, merged.

Moby Thesaurus

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