Part of speech: verb
Origin: Latin, 16th century
Include or absorb (something) in something else.
Examples of Subsume in a sentence
"YouTube started out as an independent company before it was subsumed by Google."
"I was worried my promotion announcement would be subsumed by my brother’s news that he was getting married, so I waited for another day to tell my family."
Popularity Over Time
“Subsume” is based on the medieval Latin “subsumere,” combining the prefix “sub-” (meaning “from below”) and “sumere” (meaning “take”).
Did you Know?
Years ago, Pepsi-Cola made its popular soft drink and nothing else, while the Tip Corporation produced Mountain Dew. When Pepsi bought the Tip Corporation and the rights to make Mountain Dew in 1964, the brand became subsumed under the Pepsi corporation, which continues to produce the drink.