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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. 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.

  2. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    If you all claim to be open-minded individuals, why do you find it hard to comprehend and live with different views of others?

  3. Bill Wulf:

    There is only one nature - the division into science and engineering is a human imposition, not a natural one. Indeed, the division is a human failure it reflects our limited capacity to comprehend the whole.

  4. Aly Raisman:

    You made me uncomfortable and I thought you were weird, i ca n’t comprehend how angry I get when I think of you.

  5. Tom Norton:

    They don't comprehend how Trump won in the America First place. They don't comprehend how Trump helped them gain seats in the House. The results down ballot were incredible.

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