V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. to include or contain something; 2. to be made up of and consist of something

Synonyms: incorporate, constitute, contain, embody, include, involve, encompass

Antonyms: exclude, lack, need, omit

Tips: Do not confuse comprise with compose. Remember: the whole comprises the parts and the parts compose the whole. North America comprises Canada, Mexico and the U.S. North America is composed of Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. Comprise is useful to help explain what a group or set will include.

Usage Examples:

The motion picture's soundtrack will comprise a wide variety of musical genres. (incorporate, contain)

Women comprise over half of the world's workforce. (constitute, embody)

The fall harvest festival will comprise such activities as bobbing for apples, potato sack races, and wine tasting for the adults. (include, involve)

The lavish meal she cooked for us comprised several courses and many delicious dishes. (incorporated, included)

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