Subsume \Sub*sume"\, v. t. [Pref. sub- + L. sumere to take.]
To take up into or under, as individual under species, species under genus, or particular under universal; to place (any one cognition) under another as belonging to it; to include under something else. [1913 Webster]
To subsume one proposition under another. --De Quincey. [1913 Webster]
A principle under which one might subsume men's most strenuous efforts after righteousness. --W. Pater. [1913 Webster]
1: contain or include; "This new system subsumes the old one"
2: consider (an instance of something) as part of a general rule or principle [syn: subsume, colligate]
21 Moby Thesaurus words for "subsume": affect, assume, bring, call for, comprehend, comprise, contain, embody, embrace, encompass, entail, have, implicate, imply, involve, lead to, presume, presuppose, require, take, take in
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