English verb: comprise
|1.||comprise (stative) be composed of|
|Samples||The land he conquered comprised several provinces.|
What does this dish consist of?.
|Pattern of use||Something ----s something|
|2.||comprise (stative) include or contain; have as a component|
|Samples||A totally new idea is comprised in this paper.|
The record contains many old songs from the 1930's.
|Pattern of use||Something ----s something.|
Somebody ----s something PP
|3.||comprise (stative) form or compose|
|Samples||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||be, constitute, make up, represent|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Something ----s something
|Narrower (hyponym)||compose, constitute, fall into, fall under, form, make, make, pose, present, range, straddle, supplement|