verb (used with object), com·prised, com·pris·ing.
Origin of comprise
Examples from the Web for comprise
African Americans make up only 12 percent of the population but comprise 44 percent of HIV cases.
Africans comprise the vast majority of peacekeepers in civil conflict on that continent.Why the US-Africa Summit Was Important and Why It Wasn't Enough|John Prendergast|August 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But in California Hispanics comprise 23 percent of the electorate versus just over 12 percent nationally.
The brigade in the footage is said to comprise about 20 French nationals and 20 Belgians.French and Belgian Jihadists Boast About the Syrians They Slaughter|Tracy McNicoll|March 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These three actors, Australian-bred and innately brooding, comprise the fabulously Hemsworth brothers.Luke, Chris, and Liam: Your Guide to the Fabulous Hemsworth Brothers|Anna Klassen|August 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The members of it, almost all alien immigrants, comprise the ultra-orthodox section of the community.
Lastly, the Hobbies (Hypotriorchis) comprise a greater number of forms—though how many seems to be doubtful.
These are called Protozoa, and comprise the Infusoria and other microscopic organisms.The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide|Augusta Foote Arnold
I grant there is something in the word delicious which may be said to comprise a reference to every species of pleasant taste.
These comprise the entire series called Parley's Tales, with many others, bearing Parley's name.Peter Parley's Own Story|Samuel G. Goodrich
British Dictionary definitions for comprise
Word Origin for comprise
Word Origin and History for comprise
early 15c., "to include," from Old French compris, past participle of comprendre "to contain, comprise" (12c.), from Latin comprehendere (see comprehend). Related: Comprised; comprising.