Definition of 'comprise'
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And the passive construction comprised of is well established too. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Most appointment committees comprise the chairman and chief executive. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They now comprised not only agriculture but also grassroots industrial units. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)That whole period comprised the discharging operations. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This army clearly comprises many diverse peoples held together for a common end. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Its overseas businesses now comprise two thirds of its shopfloor space. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It is enough to say that the whole comprises its parts. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Lay people comprise a competent team of premarital counselors. Christianity Today (2000)It also requires knowledge about who comprise the potential buyers and sellers and at what prices they are interested in doing business. Times, Sunday Times (2012)With their extended families, these elites comprised about one to two percent of the population. READING THE BIBLE AGAIN FOR THE FIRST TIME: Taking the Bible Seriously but Not Literally. (2001)Each season comprises about 20 recipes and is full of useful tips. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Women now comprise a third of his Cabinet. The Sun (2015)This now comprises about half of the Lotus business. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The governing council will comprise about 12 people including a chairman or chairwoman. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The format now comprises only 0.7 per cent of all online advertising expenditure. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Usually both tasks are accomplished by a committee comprised of employees who are familiar with company jobs, with guidance from an outside consultant. A Conceptual View of Human Resource Management: Strategic Objectives, Environments, FunctionsBritain is highly industrialized, with over 80% of exports comprising manufactured goods. Geography Basic Facts (1983)Yes, the whole comprises the parts, but the parts can also comprise the whole. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They comprised about a sixth of the old city and almost the entire Armenian Quarter. The Tribes Triumphant (2006)The heads of each of the football organisations eight countries would together comprise the organising committee, of Fifa. The Sun (2015)A simple apology on behalf of the competing factions that comprise me is about the best I can manage. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'comprise'
British English: comprise VERB
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.
The lower level comprises three double-size bedrooms, a bathroom, and laundry.
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