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Verb: comprise  kum'prIz
  1. Be composed of
    "The land he conquered comprised several provinces";
    - consist
     
  2. Include; have as a component
    "A totally new idea is comprised in this paper";
    - incorporate, contain
     
  3. Form or compose
    "These few men comprise his entire army";
    - constitute, represent, make up, be

Derived forms: comprises, comprised, comprising

Type of: be, include

Encyclopedia: Comprise