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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]