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"comprise" in British English

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compriseverb [T, L only + noun, not continuous]

uk   us   /kəmˈpraɪz/ formal
(Definition of comprise from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"comprise" in American English

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compriseverb [L]

 us   /kəmˈprɑɪz/
to consist of or to be made up of: The Pacific Rim comprises ​countriesbordering the Pacific, ​including the US, Canada, Japan, China, and the Koreas. The ninth ​district is comprised of (= consists of) 15 ​cities and ​towns, ​including Boston.
(Definition of comprise from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"comprise" in Business English

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compriseverb [T]

uk   us   /kəmˈpraɪz/
to have as ​parts or ​members, or to be those ​parts or ​members: Teams are ​created to ​work on one ​specificproject, and are comprised ofpeople who have very different ​skills. Manufacturing comprises 14% of the state's ​economy.
(Definition of comprise from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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