Associations to the word «Comprise»


COMPRISE, verb. To be made up of; to consist of (especially a comprehensive list of parts). [from earlier 15thc.]
COMPRISE, verb. To include, contain or embrace. [from earlier 15thc.]
COMPRISE, verb. (sometimes proscribed) (usually in the passive) To compose, to constitute. See usage note below.
COMPRISE, verb. (patent law) To include, contain, or be made up of ("open-ended", doesn't limit to the items listed; cf. compose, which is "closed" and limits to the items listed)

Dictionary definition

COMPRISE, verb. Be composed of; "The land he conquered comprised several provinces"; "What does this dish consist of?".
COMPRISE, verb. 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".
COMPRISE, verb. 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".

Wise words

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Leo Buscaglia