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.


1. Combined into one united body; merged.

2. Formed into a legal corporation.