[s_ʌ_b_s_ˈuː_m], [sʌbsˈuːm], [sʌbsˈuːm]

Definitions of subsume:

  1.   contain or include; " This new system subsumes the old one"
  2.   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.
  3.   To include as comprehended or subordinate.
  4.   consider ( an instance of something) as part of a general rule or principle

Antonyms for subsume:

deny, prohibit, misplace, eliminate, mislay, ban, exclude, leave, prevent, rule out, reject, debar, lose, refuse, bar, except, preclude, omit.

Usage examples for subsume:

  1. The official French formula for annexing the Saar was to subsume it under " Alsace- Lorraine" meaning the Alsace- Lorraine of 1814- 1815. By insistence on " 1871" the President was really defining the ultimate boundary between Germany and France, was adverting to the secret treaty, and was casting it aside. ” – Public Opinion by Walter Lippmann
  2. Hence the problem arises, 'How is it possible to subsume objects of empirical perception under pure conceptions? ” – Kant's Theory of Knowledge by Harold Arthur Prichard
  3. Indian thought is not inclined to dualism, which is perhaps the outcome of a practical mind desiring a certain course and seeing everywhere the difficulties which the Evil One puts in the way of it, but rather to that pantheism which tends to subsume both good and evil under a higher unity. ” – Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3) An Historical Sketch by Charles Eliot