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English verb: comprise

1. comprise (stative) be composed of


SamplesThe land he conquered comprised several provinces.
What does this dish consist of?.


Synonymsconsist


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)be

2. comprise (stative) include or contain; have as a component


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


Synonymscontain, incorporate


Pattern of useSomething ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)include

3. comprise (stative) form or compose


SamplesThis 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.


Synonymsbe, constitute, make up, represent


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)compose, constitute, fall into, fall under, form, make, make, pose, present, range, straddle, supplement









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