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 for comprise
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Comprise \Com*prise"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Comprised; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Comprising.] [From F. compris, comprise, p. p. of
     comprendre, L. comprehendere. See Comprehend.]
     To comprehend; to include.
     [1913 Webster]
           Comprise much matter in few words.       --Hocker.
     [1913 Webster]
           Friendship does two souls in one comprise. --Roscommon.
     Syn: To embrace; include; comprehend; contain; encircle;
          inclose; involve; imply.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: be composed of; "The land he conquered comprised several
           provinces"; "What does this dish consist of?" [syn:
           consist, comprise]
      2: include or contain; have as a component; "A totally new idea
         is comprised in this paper"; "The record contains many old
         songs from the 1930's" [syn: incorporate, contain,
      3: form or compose; "This money is my only income"; "The stone
         wall was the backdrop for the performance"; "These constitute
         my entire belonging"; "The children made up the chorus";
         "This sum represents my entire income for a year"; "These few
         men comprise his entire army" [syn: constitute,
         represent, make up, comprise, be]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  140 Moby Thesaurus words for "comprise":
     accouple, accumulate, add, add up to, admit, affect, agglutinate,
     aggregate, aggregate to, amalgamate, amass, amount to, articulate,
     assemble, assimilate, associate, assume, band, blend, bond,
     bracket, bridge, bridge over, bring, call for, cement, chain,
     clap together, coalesce, collect, combine, come to, come together,
     complete, compose, compound, comprehend, concatenate, conglobulate,
     conjoin, conjugate, connect, consolidate, contain, copulate,
     count in, couple, cover, embed, embody, embrace, encircle, enclose,
     encompass, enfold, entail, envisage, fill, fill in, fill out, flux,
     form, fuse, gather, glue, hold, implicate, imply, include,
     incorporate, integrate, interblend, interfuse, internalize,
     involve, join, keep within, knot, lay together, lead to, league,
     link, lump together, make, make one, make up, marry, marshal, mass,
     meld, melt into one, merge, mix, mobilize, mount up to, number,
     number among, occupy, pair, piece together, presume, presuppose,
     put in, put together, receive, reckon among, reckon in,
     reckon up to, reckon with, reembody, require, roll into one,
     run into, run to, shade into, solder, solidify, span, splice,
     stick together, subsume, surround, syncretize, syndicate,
     synthesize, take, take in, take into account,
     take into consideration, take up, tape, tie, tot up to, total,
     tote up to, unify, unite, unitize, weld, yoke

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