V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: to incorporate something into a larger group

Synonyms: include, incorporate, embody, involve, enclose, contain, consume, combine

Antonyms: exclude, bar, close out

Tips: Subsume is derived from the Modern Latin subsumere, which means "to take under." The original meaning of subsume was "to make one point within another." Think, taking under or including. Subsume refers to taking something into a larger group and including it.

Usage Examples:

Smaller companies are frequently subsumed into large conglomerates. (combined, incorporated)

The new computer program is likely to subsume its predecessor. (contain, include, incorporate)

The results from the English section of the test will be subsumed into an overall score. (included, incorporated, combined)

I recently subsumed yoga into my exercise program. (incorporated, included)

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