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This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word comprise.
be composed of
"The land he conquered comprised several provinces"; "What does this dish consist of?"
incorporate, contain, compriseverb
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"
constitute, represent, make up, comprise, beverb
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"
To be made up of; to consist of (especially a comprehensive list of parts).
To include, contain or embrace.
Our committee comprises a president, secretary, treasurer and five other members.
To compose, to constitute. See usage note below.
To include, contain or embrace, but not implying an exhaustive list.
Etymology: From compris, past participle of comprendre, from comprehendere, contr. comprendere, past participle comprehensus; see comprehend. Compare apprise, reprise, surprise.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
To contain; to comprehend; to include.
Etymology: comprendre compris, French.
The necessity of shortness causeth men to cut off impertinent discourses, and to comprise much matter in few words. Richard Hooker, b. v. sect. 32.
Do they not, under doctrine, comprehend the same that we intend by matters of faith? Do not they, under discipline, comprise the regimen of the church? Richard Hooker, b. iii. s. 3.
’Tis the polluted love that multiplies;
But friendship does two souls in one comprise. Wentworth Dillon.
to comprehend; to include
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'comprise' in Verbs Frequency: #523
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The numerical value of comprise in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of comprise in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of comprise in a Sentence
The cost of the U.S. decision to rejoin is that it gives legitimacy to a council where tyrannies and other non-democracies now comprise 60% of the membership, in exchange, the U.S. must demand serious reform, removing despots from the council such as Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro regime, holding dictators to account, and removing the agenda item that targets Israel in each session, the only one to focus on a single country.
This decision does not comprise the final approval for this project.
Love recieved and love given comprise the best form of therapy.
Like any systematic review, the findings are only as good as the studies that are used to comprise it, in this case, there are relatively few large studies done by a small number of researchers. Fortunately, the quality of the papers and the number of the patients overall helps to support the findings.
The police reaction was due to the threats that could have arisen from staging such a protest, the provocations comprise of the fact that there were calls yesterday for unsanctioned protests.
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- състоя се, включвам, съдържам, обхващамBulgarian
- beinhalten, bestehen ausGerman
- käsittää, sisältääFinnish
- contenir, comprendreFrench
- כלל, הכילHebrew
- omvatten, bevatten, uitmaken, vormenDutch
- zawierać, składać sięPolish
- compor, conter, consistirPortuguese
- содержать, включатьRussian
- bestå avSwedish
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