compose / comprise

compose / comprise
   Compose means to "make up" and is often used in the passive voice: The class is composed of students of several nationalities.
   Comprise means "have, consist of, or include": The class comprises students of several nationalities. A rule to remember would be that the whole comprises its parts and the parts compose the whole.

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  • compose / comprise —    Compose means to make up and is often used in the passive voice: The class is composed of students of several nationalities.    Comprise means have, consist of, or include : The class comprises students of several nationalities. A rule to… …   Confused words

  • compose, comprise, include — Each of these words involves the idea of containing, embracing, comprehending, or surrounding as, for example, a whole in reference to its parts. Compose has the additional meaning of making, or forming, by combining things: This chemical… …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • comprise — verb (not in progressive) formal 1 (linking verb) to consist of particular parts, groups etc: The house comprises 2 bedrooms, a kitchen, and a living room. | be comprised of: The city s population is largely comprised of Asians and Europeans. 2… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • comprise — See compose. See compose, comprise, include …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • compose — See compose, comprise, include …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • comprise — 1. Comprise is often confused with compose, consist, and constitute. All four words are used to describe how parts make up a whole, but they start from different ends of the equation. Comprise has the whole as its subject and its parts as the… …   Modern English usage

  • Compose carbonyle — Composé carbonylé La fonction carbonyle, C=O, où un atome de carbone est relié à un atome d oxygène par une double liaison, est une fonction de chimie organique. Les composés où le groupe carbonyle est le principal substituant sont : Les… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Composé Carbonylé — La fonction carbonyle, C=O, où un atome de carbone est relié à un atome d oxygène par une double liaison, est une fonction de chimie organique. Les composés où le groupe carbonyle est le principal substituant sont : Les aldéhydes Les cétones …   Wikipédia en Français

  • comprise — I verb aggregate, amount to, be composed of, be formed of, be made of, consist of, constitute, contain, embody, embrace, encapsulate, encompass, hold, include, incorporate, involve, subsume, total associated concepts: comprising a cause of action …   Law dictionary

  • compose — [v1] be part of construction be an adjunct, be an element of, belong to, be made of, build, compound, comprise, consist of, constitute, construct, enter in, fashion, form, go into, make, make up, merge in; concepts 168,642 Ant. destroy,… …   New thesaurus

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