What does comprehend mean?
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grok, get the picture, comprehend, savvy, dig, grasp, compass, apprehendverb
get the meaning of something
"Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?"
to become aware of through the senses
"I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon"
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"
to cover, include, or contain
to understand or grasp fully and thoroughly.
Etymology: From comprehendere, from the prefix com-, + prehendere.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: comprehendo, Latin.
If there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Rom. xiii. 9.
It would be ridiculous to grow old in the study of every necessary thing, in an art which comprehends so many several parts. John Dryden, Dufresnoy.
Rome was not better by her Quintus Horatius Flaccus taught,
Than we are here to comprehend his thought. Edmund Waller.
’Tis unjust, that they who have not the least notion of heroic writing, should therefore condemn the pleasure which others receive from it, because they cannot comprehend it. Dryd.
to contain; to embrace; to include; as, the states comprehended in the Austrian Empire
to take in or include by construction or implication; to comprise; to imply
to take into the mind; to grasp with the understanding; to apprehend the meaning of; to understand
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
To understand the meaning of.
WE did comprehend the information conveyed.
Submitted by MaryC on March 14, 2020
The numerical value of comprehend in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of comprehend in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of comprehend in a Sentence
I mean he’s 2 years old, dustin protected him, so Elijah wasn’t injured during the incident and as far as how he’s doing, a 2-year-old doesn’t really comprehend what is happening right now.
There are no barbarians at the gate at this moment. Everything seems to have calmed, volatility has come down, people seem to comprehend what the Fed is about to do and they got a greater sense of how deep the Chinese problems are.
In our dire need to comprehend the divine, we created it, named it, clothed it, inundated it with details so trivial and punished others who disagree with it.
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.
It takes years to comprehend the trauma of child sex abuse, well into adulthood, to decide whether to move forward, what police do when they destroy rape kits, and other evidence of crimes against children before the statute of limitations has passed, is rob them of their full chance at justice.
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- разбирам, побирам, схващам, обхващамBulgarian
- verstehen, erfassen, umfassen, begreifenGerman
- tajuta, sisältää, ymmärtää, käsittääFinnish
- comprendere, capireItalian
- 解る, 理解Japanese
- video, capioLatin
- bevatten, begrijpenDutch
- forstå, dekke, fatteNorwegian
- cuprinde, înțelegeRomanian
- понимать, постигать, покрыватьRussian
- idrak etmekTurkish
- qonda, bonaZulu
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