What does the word include mean?

Usage examples for include

  1. Of course, I do not refer to gossip- I refer to machines- and if I did I might better include the men. – Acres of Diamonds by Russell H. Conwell
  2. Rose begged his mother not to include him in the driving party; he protested that he was feeling so well, and the walk was doing him good. – Their Silver Wedding Journey by William Dean Howells
  3. Encouraged by this perception, I decided to include the siege in my scheme. – The Old Wives' Tale by Arnold Bennett