To compose, to constitute. See usage note below. (verb)
To include, contain or embrace, but not implying an exhaustive list. (verb)
Examples of word comprise
The coins comprise a diverse cross section of coins in circulation at the first part of the 19th Century, including an important group of exceptional quality southern mint gold coins.
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When combined with missed furniture pickup the calls comprise more than one quarter of all complaint-and-service-related calls to the city's info hotline.
Chalcedon (Concil.tom. iv.p. 761 — 2071) comprehend those of Ephesus, (p. 890 — 1189,) which again comprise the synod of Constantinople under Flavian, (p. 930 — 1072;) and at requires some attention to disengage this double involution.
The financial terms comprise an up-front payment of $500 million to the Hancock group, led by billionaire Australian businesswoman Gina Rinehart , and the rest in phases--$200 million one year after the completion of the deal and $560 million on the financial closure of the coal project, anticipated to be in 2012.