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

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

  2. comprehend(Verb)

    to understand or grasp fully and thoroughly.

    Etymology: 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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. comprehend

    To understand the meaning of.

    WE did comprehend the information conveyed.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 14, 2020  

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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. Sandra Mellott:

    This is a permanent part of who I am, and I'm proud and confident about it. she understands what I'm saying but just can't comprehend how it's possible herself.

  2. Niccolo Machiavelli:

    There are three classes of intellects one which comprehends by itself another which appreciates what others comprehend and a third which neither comprehends by itself nor by the showing of others the first is the most excellent, the second is good, and the third is useless.

  3. Albert Einstein:

    To know that what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty, which our dull facilities can comprehend only in the most primitive forms--this knowledge, this feeling, is at the center of true religiousness. In this sense, and in this sense only, I belong to the ranks of the devoutly religious men.

  4. Natasha Taylor-Stoudamire:

    I cant even comprehend how Donald Watkins Sr. and Jr. can take money from me or the rest the victims that were trying to have generational wealth for our childrens children.

  5. Ludwig van Beethoven:

    Music--the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge, which comprehends mankind, but which mankind cannot comprehend.

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