incorporate

incorporate
incorporate in‧cor‧po‧rate [ɪnˈkɔːpəreɪt ǁ -ɔːr-] verb [transitive]
1. COMMERCE LAW if a company is incorporated, it is listed officially as a company by meeting certain legal requirement S which apply in a particular country or a particular state. Companies which are incorporated become corporation S:

• Zapata Trading was founded in 1986 and incorporated in 1989.

• The law gave corporations that are incorporated in Pennsylvania 90 days to opt out of certain provisions.

2. to include or add something to a group, system, plan etc:

• Volvo hopes to incorporate Japanese concepts of worker participation.

incorporate something in/​into something

• Apple Computer agreed to incorporate Adobe's printer software in the basic program for all Macintosh PCs.

— incorporation noun [countable, uncountable] :

• During the first quarter, new business incorporations increased 8.5%.

• the incorporation of previous price increases into current wage bargaining

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incorporate UK US /ɪnˈkɔːpəreɪt/ verb [ T]
[usually passive] LAW to make a company or organization into a legal corporation (= a particular type of company): incorporate an association/a business/a company »

The association was incorporated in 1970.

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Our company was incorporated in Delaware after World War I.

to include something within something else: incorporate a component/an element/a feature »

Mobile phones incorporate features of desktop computers, personal digital assistants, and landlines.

incorporate a concept/an idea/a theme »

Working with colleagues from other countries gives us the opportunity to incorporate new ideas and methods.

incorporate sth into sth »

We've incorporated the hydraulic central heating into the floor tiles.

incorporate sth with sth »

Thirty years ago, the idea that a phone could be incorporated with a computer and be held in one hand was the stuff of comic books.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • incorporate — in·cor·po·rate /in kȯr pə ˌrāt/ vb rat·ed, rat·ing vt 1: to unite with something else to form a whole incorporate the agreement into the divorce 2: to form (as a business) into a legal corporation 3: to include (rights guaranteed by the Bill …   Law dictionary

  • Incorporate — In*cor po*rate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Incorporated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Incorporating}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To form into a body; to combine, as different ingredients, into one consistent mass. [1913 Webster] By your leaves, you shall not stay alone,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Incorporate — In*cor po*rate, a. [L. incorporatus. See {In } not, and {Corporate}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Not consisting of matter; not having a material body; incorporeal; spiritual. [1913 Webster] Moses forbore to speak of angles, and things invisible, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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. [1913 Webster] Painters colors and ashes do better incorporate will oil. Bacon. [1913 Webster] He never suffers wrong so long …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • incorporate — (v.) late 14c., to put (something) into the body or substance of (something else), from L.L. incorporatus, pp. of incorporare unite into one body, from L. in into, in, on, upon (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) + corpus (gen. corporis) body (see CORPOREAL… …   Etymology dictionary

  • incorporate — vb embody, assimilate, *identify Analogous words: merge, blend, fuse, coalesce (see MIX): *unite, com bine, conjoin: consolidate, unify, *compact …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • incorporate — [v] include, combine absorb, add to, amalgamate, assimilate, associate, blend, charter, coalesce, consolidate, cover, dub, embody, form, fuse, gang up*, hook in*, imbibe, integrate, join, link, merge, mix, organize, pool, put together, start,… …   New thesaurus

  • incorporate — ► VERB 1) take in or include as part of a whole. 2) constitute (a company, city, or other organization) as a legal corporation. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ constituted as a legal corporation; incorporated. DERIVATIVES incorporation noun incorporative adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • incorporate — incorporate1 [in kôr′pə rit; ] for v. [, in kôr′pə rāt΄] adj. [ME incorporat < LL incorporatus, pp. of incorporare: see IN 1 & CORPORATE] INCORPORATED vt. incorporated, incorporating [ME incorporaten] …   English World dictionary

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