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Definitions for comprehend
ˌkɒm prɪˈhɛndcom·pre·hend

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. grok, get the picture, comprehend, savvy, dig, grasp, compass, apprehendverb

    get the meaning of something

    "Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?"

  2. perceive, comprehendverb

    to become aware of through the senses

    "I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon"

  3. embrace, encompass, comprehend, coververb

    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. comprehendverb

    to cover, include, or contain

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

  2. comprehendverb

    to understand or grasp fully and thoroughly.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Comprehendverb

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

  2. Comprehendverb

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

  3. Comprehendverb

    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. Paul Kagame:

    There is no way to fully comprehend the loneliness and anger of survivors and yet over and over again we have asked them to make the sacrifices necessary to give our nation new life. Emotions had to be put in a box, we are far better Rwandans than we were. But we can be even better still. We are the last people in the world who should succumb to complacency.

  2. Gift Gugu Mona:

    God is a great God. Even when there are technological advances, nothing can ever replace Him nor His works. His greatness is beyond what a human mind can comprehend.

  3. Plymouth Fire Chief Edward Bradley:

    I don't think students comprehend the reality that they can be electrocuted and killed, or start a fire, parents need to talk to their children and tell them if you see this stuff, don't try to imitate it.

  4. Peter Finn:

    In general, people do not comprehend probability very well, especially when it has to do with the probability for unlikely events, when you buy the ticket, you get a little reward because you're thinking about what it might be like.

  5. Harry Reid:

    To have the Republicans with a straight face, after they have filibustered hundreds and hundreds of times issues that are of immense consequence to our country now come back and say, 'Well we shouldn't do it here,' so this is just, in effect, being kind of a poor loser. Because the fact is that how Leader McConnell can come out there without grimacing when he would say something like that is beyond my ability to comprehend.

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