Definition of seclude in English:
- The government has a legitimate, compelling interest in secluding these men and denying them access to the outside world.
- Staff gave several explanations for feeling anxiety while restraining or secluding a patient.
- In contrast, a wall with high windows in India secludes the family from the stranger's gaze.
Late Middle English (in the sense 'obstruct access to'): from Latin secludere, from se- 'apart' + claudere 'to shut'.
exclude from Late Middle English:
Exclude is from Latin excludere ‘shut out’, from ex- ‘out’ and claudere ‘to shut’. The same root gives us, via French, a sluice gate used to shut off water flow, while seclude (Late Middle English) comes from claudere combined with se- ‘apart’.
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