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Pronunciation:  `kâmpri'hend

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  get the meaning of something; "Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?"
  2. [v]  to become aware of through the senses; "I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon"
  3. [v]  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"

COMPREHEND is a 10 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: apprehend, compass, cover, dig, embrace, encompass, get the picture, grasp, perceive, savvy
 See Also: ache, apperceive, catch, catch on, cotton on, digest, divine, dream, feel, figure, find, get it, get onto, hallucinate, hear, hurt, include, intuit, latch on, listen, misperceive, pick up, receive, see, see through, sense, sight, smell, suffer, taste, touch, tumble, twig, understand



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Com`pre*hend"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Comprehended};
p. pr. & vb. n. {Comprehending}.] [L. comprehendere,
comprehensum; com- + prehendere to grasp, seize; prae before
+ hendere (used only in comp.). See {Get}, and cf.
1. To contain; to embrace; to include; as, the states
   comprehended in the Austrian Empire.

         Who hath . . . comprehended the dust of the earth in
         a measure.                            --Is. xl. 12.

2. To take in or include by construction or implication; to
   comprise; to imply.

         Comprehended all in this one word, Discretion.

         And if there be any other commandment, it is briefly
         comprehended in this saying.          --Rom. xiii.

3. To take into the mind; to grasp with the understanding; to
   apprehend the meaning of; to understand.

         At a loss to comprehend the question. --W. Irwing.

         Great things doeth he, which we can not comprehend.
                                               --Job. xxxvii.

Syn: To contain; include; embrace; comprise; inclose; grasp;
     embody; involve; imply; apprehend; imagine; conceive;
     understand. See {Apprehend}.

Thesaurus Terms
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