include-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: classify or contain as a part or constituent

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1 INCLUDE NP2

Mercury is included among the elements known as heavy metals.
It turns out we can't include these expenses as business deductions.
Your responsibilities will include making appointments on my behalf.
Does this bill include service charges?
I include pecans in my recipe for upside-down pineapple cake.
The invitation includes the reception afterwards.

PropBank: include.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 3

Sense Number 2: allow, welcome, or invite into a social group, act, or event

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1 INCLUDE NP2

The invitation includes you!
Her puppy just wants to be included in the fun.
They won't include him in the playoffs because of his recent use of steroids.
The small nation hoped to be included in the trade talks.

PropBank: include.01,admit-65
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 4