AskDefine | Define incorporate

Dictionary Definition

incorporate adj : formed or united into a whole [syn: incorporated, integrated, merged, unified]


1 make into a whole or make part of a whole; "She incorporated his suggestions into her proposal" [syn: integrate] [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: 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"

User Contributed Dictionary



  • (Canadian): /ɪnˈkɔrpɚe(ɪ)t/, /In"kOrp@`e(I)t/
  • (RP): /ɪnˈkɔːpəreɪt/, /In"kO:p@reIt/
  • (US): ĭnkôr'pərāt, /ɪnˈkɔrpɚeɪt/, /In"kOrp@`eIt/


  1. To include (something) as a part.
    The design of his house incorporates a spiral staircase.
  2. To mix (something in) as an ingredient; to blend
    Incorporate air into the mixture.
  3. To admit as a member of a company
  4. To form into a legal company.
    the company was incorporated in 1980,

Derived terms


include as a part or ingredient
mix, blend
admit as a member of a company
form into a legal company



  1. Form of Second-person plural imperative, incorporare#Italian|incorporare

Extensive Definition

Incorporation is:
incorporate in French: Incorporation
incorporate in Portuguese: Incorporação
incorporate in Russian: Инкорпорация

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

add, admit, amalgamate, assemble, assimilate, blend, body, build, build up, coalesce, combine, come together, complete, compose, compound, comprehend, comprise, connect, consist of, consolidate, constitute, construct, contain, corporealize, corporify, count in, cover, embody, embrace, encircle, enclose, encompass, enter into, envisage, fabricate, fill, fill in, fill out, flux, form, fuse, go into, hold, imbibe, incarnate, include, integrate, interblend, interfuse, join, lump together, make, make one, make up, materialize, meld, melt into one, merge, merge in, mix, number among, occupy, organize, personify, piece together, put together, receive, reckon among, reckon in, reckon with, reembody, reincarnate, roll into one, shade into, solidify, structure, substantialize, substantiate, substantify, syncretize, syndicate, synthesize, take in, take into account, take into consideration, take up, transmigrate, unify, unite, unite in
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