- to include or contain: The Soviet Union comprised several socialist republics.
- to consist of; be composed of: The advisory board comprises six members.
- to form or constitute: Seminars and lectures comprised the day's activities.
- be comprised of, to consist of; be composed of: The sales network is comprised of independent outlets and chain stores.
Origin of comprise
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Examples from the Web for comprised
According to data stretching from 1999 to 2011, African Americans have comprised 26 percent of all police-shooting victims.The 14 Teens Killed by Cops Since Michael Brown
November 25, 2014
The Coalition is comprised of labor unions, anti-war activists, clergy, and so-called black empowerment groups.As Michael Brown Grand Jury Winds Down, Is Ferguson on the Brink of War?
November 16, 2014
The crowd at the matinee showing I went to of Of Mice and Men was comprised of many young kids—mostly female.James Franco Uncensored: The Actor on Broadway, NYT Hate, and That Half-Naked Instagram
May 4, 2014
After all, the small congregation— about 40 strong —is comprised almost entirely of the Phelps brood.This Man Is The Future of Westboro Baptist Church
March 24, 2014
Sometimes known as telephony metadata, this information is comprised of the time, duration and number dialed of a phone number.Spy Chief: We Should’ve Told You We Track Your Calls
February 18, 2014
The substance of a lady's letter, it has been said, always is comprised in the postscript.Tales And Novels, Volume 3 (of 10)
Andree, it should be said, was comprised in Ambroise's universal conquest.Fruitfulness
Books on Archery, Fencing, and Duelling are also comprised by this heading.The Book-Hunter at Home
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All those not comprised in the foregoing are at liberty to serve as Volunteers.The Philippine Islands
The law of my being is comprised in the one word—Nunc—the will of the Law be done!'The Child of Pleasure
- to include; contain
- to constitute the whole of; consist ofher singing comprised the entertainment
Word Origin and History for comprised
early 15c., "to include," from Old French compris, past participle of comprendre "to contain, comprise" (12c.), from Latin comprehendere (see comprehend). Related: Comprised; comprising.