Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English


English definition of “comprise”


verb [T]     /kəmˈpraɪz/
to have as parts or members , or to be those parts or members : Teams are created to work on one specific project , and are comprised of people who have very different skills . Manufacturing comprises 14% of the state's economy .
(Definition of comprise verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of comprise

Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Comprising and consisting of, but you might be interested in these topics from the Including and excluding topic area:

Definitions of “comprise” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day


to pour liquid slowly over something, especially in a thin line or in small drops

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More