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

In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
Martin Luther King, Jr.