Incorporate

Incorporate

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 recognised by law, with special functions, rights, duties and liabilities; as, to incorporate a bank, a railroad company, a city or town, etc.

Origin: Incorporated; Incorporating.

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