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Definition 1: include or contain; have as a component - [verb of stative]

Samples where comprise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • A totally new idea is comprised in this paper
  • The record contains many old songs from the 1930's

Synonyms for comprise in the sense of this definition

(comprise is a kind of ...) have as a part, be made up out of

"The list includes the names of many famous writers"

Definition 2: be composed of - [verb of stative]

Samples where comprise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The land he conquered comprised several provinces
  • What does this dish consist of?

Synonyms for comprise in the sense of this definition

(comprise is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

Definition 3: form or compose - [verb of stative]

Samples where comprise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for comprise in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of comprise ) constitute the essence of

"Clothes make the man"

(... is a kind of comprise ) form the substance of

"Greed and ambition composed his personality"

(... is a kind of comprise ) to compose or represent

"This wall forms the background of the stage setting" "The branches made a roof" "This makes a fine introduction"

(... is a kind of comprise ) range or extend over; occupy a certain area

"The plants straddle the entire state"

(... is a kind of comprise ) be included in or classified as

"This falls under the rubric `various'"

(... is a kind of comprise ) introduce

"This poses an interesting question"

(... is a kind of comprise ) serve as a supplement to

"Vitamins supplemented his meager diet"

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