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com·prise

comprise

 
 
pronunciation:
km praIz
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part of speech: verb
inflections: comprises, comprising, comprised
definition: to be made up of; consist of.
The United States originally comprised thirteen states.This list comprises the names of all the men who died in the war.
 
synonyms:
consist of
similar words:
cover, embody, enclose, encompass, include, incorporate, involve
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The word comprise contains the following part:
pris, -prise, prehens, -prehend Latin root that means take, grasp