include among

include (someone or something) among (something)

To consider someone or something as part of a particular group or category. Yeah, I see Peg sometimes, but it's not like I include her among my close friends or anything. He loves the Stones, so of course he includes "Exile on Main St." among his favorite albums.
See also: among, include
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include someone or something among something

to count someone or something as a member of a group or collection. I am happy to include you among my friends. Do you include chocolate among your favorite flavors?
See also: among, include
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