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v. in·cor·po·rat·ed, in·cor·po·rat·ing, in·cor·po·rates
1. To unite (one thing) with something else already in existence: incorporated the letter into her diary.
2. To admit as a member to a corporation or similar organization.
3. To cause to merge or combine together into a united whole.
4. To cause to form into a legal corporation: incorporate a business.
5. To give substance or material form to; embody.
1. To become united or combined into an organized body.
2. To become or form a legal corporation: San Antonio incorporated as a city in 1837.
3. Linguistics To move from the head of one phrase to the head of another, forming a new word by affixing onto that head, as in certain languages when a noun object of a verb is affixed to the verb.
adj. (-pər-ĭt)
1. Combined into one united body; merged.
2. Formed into a legal corporation.

[Middle English incorporaten, from Late Latin incorporāre, incorporāt-, to form into a body : Latin in-, causative pref.; see in-2 + Latin corpus, corpor-, body; see corpus.]

in·cor′po·ra·ble (-pər-ə-bəl) adj.
in·cor′po·ra′tion n.
in·cor′po·ra′tive adj.
in·cor′po·ra′tor n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.incorporative - growing by taking over and incorporating adjacent territories; "the Russian Empire was a typical incorporative state"
increasing - becoming greater or larger; "increasing prices"
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I feel further reducing recidivism and saving more lives starts by sharing this incorporative philosophy with those responsible for providing the DUI and substance abuse education.
They interrogate the assumption that teachers' beliefs lie on a continuum between developmental, student-centered beliefs, and incorporative teacher-centered approaches.
Marina calls her husband a coward because she still cannot see that he does not have to have to have a fixed position--Obeah is by nature syncretic and incorporative, and it is this very liminality that causes it to defy "logic," as we have been taught to understand it.
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Koch argues that there are four primary types of body memory: procedural memory, intercorporeal memory, incorporative memory, and traumatic memory.
Foe, I argue, exposes the incorporative process by linking the colonial project to a historically contingent Christianity.
For its incorporative potential to be fully realised, however, the act of "imperar" should entail both persuasion and force, the combination of which is a constitutive characteristic of colonial dynamics, as mainstream postcolonial theory has maintained (40).
For simplicity's sake, it will often be useful to abstract away incorporative elements of decisions that also involve combination-based reasoning.
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In his writings on baptism, Dietrich Bonhoeffer helps us to re-value this incorporative and unifying meaning of baptism:
Around the eleventh century, the Cholas started extending their kingdom through a system of incorporative kingship, in which sovereignty was shared with subregional and local leaders as subordinates.
Participatory mass media programs, such as call-in programs in the broadcast media or letters to the editor in the print media, are examples of incorporative strategies that pretend to accommodate alternative views.