What does Comprehend mean?

Definitions for Comprehend
ˌkɒm prɪˈhɛndCom·pre·hend

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. grok, get the picture, comprehend, savvy, dig, grasp, compass, apprehend(verb)

    get the meaning of something

    "Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?"

  2. perceive, comprehend(verb)

    to become aware of through the senses

    "I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon"

  3. embrace, encompass, comprehend, cover(verb)

    include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory

    "This group encompasses a wide range of people from different backgrounds"; "this should cover everyone in the group"

Wiktionary

  1. comprehend(Verb)

    to cover, include, or contain

  2. comprehend(Verb)

    to understand or grasp fully and thoroughly.

  3. Origin: From comprehendere, from the prefix com-, + prehendere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Comprehend(verb)

    to contain; to embrace; to include; as, the states comprehended in the Austrian Empire

  2. Comprehend(verb)

    to take in or include by construction or implication; to comprise; to imply

  3. Comprehend(verb)

    to take into the mind; to grasp with the understanding; to apprehend the meaning of; to understand

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Comprehend

    kom-pre-hend′, v.t. to seize or take up with the mind, to understand: to comprise or include.—ns. Comprehensibil′ity, Comprehen′sibleness.—adj. Comprehen′sible, capable of being understood.—adv. Comprehen′sibly.—n. Comprehen′sion, power of the mind to understand: (logic) the intension of a term or the sum of the qualities implied in the term: the inclusion of Nonconformists within the Church of England.—adj. Comprehen′sive, having the quality or power of comprehending much: extensive: full.—adv. Comprehen′sively.—n. Comprehen′siveness. [L. comprehendĕre, to seize.]

How to pronounce Comprehend?

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How to say Comprehend in sign language?

  1. comprehend

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Comprehend in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Comprehend in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Comprehend in a Sentence

  1. Henri Bergson:

    The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.

  2. Robertson Davies:

    The eyes see only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.

  3. Haruki Murakami:

    I have to write things down to feel I fully comprehend them.

  4. Avielle Foundation:

    Our hearts are shattered, and our heads are struggling to comprehend.

  5. Tom Gates:

    That we can comprehend the little we know already is mindboggling in itself.

Images & Illustrations of Comprehend

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