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com·prise

comprise

 
 
pronunciation:
km praIz
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: comprises, comprising, comprised
definition 1: to include.
The fitness center comprises a gym, a pool, as well as racquetball courts.
synonyms:
contain, include
similar words:
compass, comprehend, cover, embrace, encompass, involve
definition 2: to consist of.
This list comprises the names of all the military personnel who died in the conflict.
 
synonyms:
consist of
similar words:
contain, cover, embody, enclose, encompass, include, incorporate, involve
Word Combinations  About this feature
adverb + (v.)comprise currently, predominantly, typically
(v.)comprise + adverb approximately, entirely, exclusively, largely, mainly, mostly, primarily, roughly
(v.)comprise + nounHelp acre, adolescent, array, athlete, bulk, cent, combination, component, construct, core, dimension, element, elite, exhibitor, faculty, individual, item, majority, male, mile, module, motive, percent, portion, proportion, representative, respondent, segment, set, species, total, universe, volume, works  [See all][See only the most frequent]
Word Parts  About this feature
The word comprise contains the following part:
pris, -prise, prehens, -prehend Latin root that means take, grasp