Pronunciation: (sub-sOOm'), [key]
—v.t., -sumed, -sum•ing.
1. to consider or include (an idea, term, proposition, etc.) as part of a more comprehensive one.
2. to bring (a case, instance, etc.) under a rule.
3. to take up into a more inclusive classification.
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