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English definition of “comprise”

comprise

verb [T, L only + noun, not continuous] uk   /kəmˈpraɪz/ formal us  
C1 to have as parts or members, or to be those parts or members: The course comprises a class book, a practice book, and a CD. The class is comprised mainly of Italian and French students. Italian students comprise 60 percent of the class.Comprising and consisting ofIncluding and containing
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