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include, comprise

Include refers to only part of a whole and suggests that the list that follows is incomplete.

  • This chili recipe, which calls for seven different spices, includes cumin and oregano.
  • This year my students are studying several planets, including Mars, Venus and Earth.

Comprise refers to all elements or components; it indicates that the list is complete.

  • Canada comprises (is made up of) ten provinces and three territories.