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COMPRISE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does comprise mean? 

COMPRISE (verb)
  The verb COMPRISE has 3 senses:

1. be composed of
2. include or contain; have as a component
3. form or compose

  Familiarity information: COMPRISE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


COMPRISE (verb)


Sense 1comprise [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be composed of

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

comprise; consist

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "comprise" is one way to...):

be (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun))

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


Sense 2comprise [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Include or contain; have as a component

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

contain; incorporate; comprise

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "comprise" is one way to...):

include (have as a part, be made up out of)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s something
Somebody ----s something PP


Sense 3comprise [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Form or compose

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

constitute; make up; comprise; be; represent

Context examples:

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

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "comprise"):

make (constitute the essence of)

compose (form the substance of)

constitute; form; make (to compose or represent:)

range; straddle (range or extend over; occupy a certain area)

fall into; fall under (be included in or classified as)

pose; present (introduce)

supplement (serve as a supplement to)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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