–verb (used with object),-prised, -pris·ing.
1. to include or contain: The Soviet Union comprised several socialist republics.
2. to consist of; be composed of: The advisory board comprises six members.
3. to form or constitute: Seminars and lectures comprised the day's activities.
–verb (used with object), -pos·ing.
2. to be or constitute a part or element of: a rich sauce composed of many ingredients.