What does comprise mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. consist, comprise(verb)

    be composed of

    "The land he conquered comprised several provinces"; "What does this dish consist of?"

  2. incorporate, contain, comprise(verb)

    include or contain; have as a component

    "A totally new idea is comprised in this paper"; "The record contains many old songs from the 1930's"

  3. constitute, represent, make up, comprise, be(verb)

    form or compose

    "This money is my only income"; "The stone wall was the backdrop for the performance"; "These constitute my entire belonging"; "The children made up the chorus"; "This sum represents my entire income for a year"; "These few men comprise his entire army"


  1. comprise(Verb)

    To be made up of; to consist of (especially a comprehensive list of parts).

  2. comprise(Verb)

    To include, contain or embrace.

    Our committee comprises a president, secretary, treasurer and five other members.

  3. comprise(Verb)

    To compose, to constitute. See usage note below.

  4. comprise(Verb)

    To include, contain or embrace, but not implying an exhaustive list.

  5. Origin: From compris, past participle of comprendre, from comprehendere, contr. comprendere, past participle comprehensus; see comprehend. Compare apprise, reprise, surprise.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Comprise(verb)

    to comprehend; to include

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Comprise

    kom-prīz′, v.t. to contain, include: to sum up.—adj. Compris′able.—n. Compris′al, the act of comprising.—p.adjs. Comprised′, included; Compris′ing, including. [Fr. compris, pa.p. of comprendre—L. comprehendĕre. See Comprehend.]

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  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'comprise' in Verbs Frequency: #523

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of comprise in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of comprise in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of comprise in a Sentence

  1. Francis M Faber Jr.:

    How many individuals comprise a typical flagstaff?

  2. Gordon William Allport:

    Love recieved and love given comprise the best form of therapy.

  3. Melissa Price:

    This decision does not comprise the final approval for this project.

  4. Sergio Marchionne:

    These brands comprise the most significant portion of our revenues and our earnings.

  5. Bhagavad Gita:

    Knowledge, the object of knowledge and the knower are the three factors which motivate action the senses, the work and the doer comprise the threefold basis of action.

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