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Meaning of COMPRISE

Pronunciation:  kum'prIz

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  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"
  2. [v]  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. [v]  be composed of; "The land he conquered comprised several provinces"

COMPRISE is a 8 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: be, consist, constitute, contain, incorporate, make up, represent
 See Also: compose, fall into, fall under, form, include, make, pose, present, range, straddle, supplement



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Com*prise"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Comprised}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Comprising}.] [From F. compris, comprise, p. p. of
comprendre, L. comprehendere. See {Comprehend}.]
To comprehend; to include.

      Comprise much matter in few words.       --Hocker.

      Friendship does two souls in one comprise. --Roscommon.

Syn: To embrace; include; comprehend; contain; encircle;
     inclose; involve; imply.

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