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, Till holy church incorporate two in one. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To unite with a material body; to give a material form to; to embody. [1913 Webster]

The idolaters, who worshiped their images as gods, supposed some spirit to be incorporated therein. --Bp. Stillingfleet. [1913 Webster]

3. To unite with, or introduce into, a mass already formed; as, to incorporate copper with silver; -- used with with and into. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

The Romans did not subdue a country to put the inhabitants to fire and sword, but to incorporate them into their own community. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

5. To form into a legal body, or body politic; to constitute into a corporation recognized by law, with special functions, rights, duties and liabilities; as, to incorporate a bank, a railroad company, a city or town, etc. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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