verb (used with object), com·prised, com·pris·ing.
Origin of comprise
Related formscom·pris·a·ble, adjectivecom·pris·al, noun
Can be confusedcompose comprise (see usage note at the current entry)
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 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|Marlow Stern|May 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After all, the small congregation— about 40 strong —is comprised almost entirely of the Phelps brood.
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|Eli Lake|February 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
McAuliffe also won among voters with incomes over $200,000—who comprised more than a tenth of all voters—by 16 points.
The whole science of great military combination is comprised in these two fundamental truths.The Art of War|Baron Henri de Jomini
This was not the ordinary character of a Parthian army, which often comprised four or five times as many infantry as cavalry.
Consequently it is not comprised in our division of life into the active and the contemplative.On Prayer and The Contemplative Life|St. Thomas Aquinas
Of fine buildings,—which indeed are comprised in art,—there are none deserving special praise or remark.North America, Volume I (of 2)|Anthony Trollope
She has begun to think straight down to Rutgers Institute comprised every bit there was of it.A Little Girl in Old New York|Amanda Millie Douglas