Synonyms of 'comprise'
1 be composed of
The exhibition comprises 50 oils and watercolours.
be composed of
The trip was extended to include a few other events.
The committee contains 11 Democrats and nine Republicans.
a theory that would embrace the whole field of human endeavour
His repertoire encompassed everything from Bach to Scott Joplin.
usage note:The use of of after comprise should be avoided: the library comprises (not comprises of) 6,500,000 books and manuscripts. Consist, however, should be followed by of when used in this way: Her crew consisted of children from Devon and Cornwall.
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The things that something is composed of are its parts or members. The separate things that compose something are the parts or members that form it.
They agreed to form a council composed of leaders of the rival factions.
Thesaurus for comprise from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you say that something comprises or is comprised of a number of things or people, you mean it has them as its parts or members.