Definition of Comprehend

1. Verb. Get the meaning of something. "Sam and Sue comprehend the movie "; "Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?"




2. Verb. To become aware of through the senses. "I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon"

3. Verb. Include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory. "This should cover everyone in the group"
Exact synonyms: Cover, Embrace, Encompass
Related verbs: Address, Cover, Deal, Handle, Plow, Treat
Generic synonyms: Include
Derivative terms: Comprehension, Comprehensive, Comprehensive, Encompassment

Definition of Comprehend

1. v. t. To contain; to embrace; to include; as, the states comprehended in the Austrian Empire.

Definition of Comprehend

1. Verb. to cover, include, or contain ¹

2. Verb. to understand or grasp fully and thoroughly. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Comprehend

1. [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Literary usage of Comprehend

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1. The Iliad of Homer by Homer (1796)
"... through an uniform and bounded walk of Art, than to comprehend the vaft and various extent of Nature. '' in this example, and the ..."

2. The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New TestamentsEnglish language - (1815)
"... to comprehend with all •dth, and length, and :¡ in your hearts 19 Who, being paft feeling, have given being rooted and ground- ..."

3. Barnaby Rudge: A Tale of the Riots of 'eighty by Charles Dickens (1868)
"Her housekeeping capacity was not large enough to comprehend them. She was obliged to go to sleep. Waking was pain, in the midst of such immensity. ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"... To better comprehend the effect of the act of partition under which Charles and Carloman inherited their father's dominions, ..."

5. The Rise of the Dutch Republic: A History. by John Lothrop Motley (1861)
"... could not comprehend its philosophy, nor applaud the flippancy of William the Silent/"* He went through life bearing the load of a people's sorrows upon ..."

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