Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal.
tr.v. com·pre·hend·ed, com·pre·hend·ing, com·pre·hends
1. To take in the meaning, nature, or importance of; grasp. See Synonyms at understand.
2. To have as part of something larger; encompass or include. See Synonyms at include.
[Middle English comprehenden, from Latin comprehendere : com-, com- + prehendere, to grasp; see ghend- in Indo-European roots.]
Switch to new thesaurus
|Adj.||1.||comprehended - fully understood or grasped; "dangers not yet appreciated"; "these apprehended truths"; "a thing comprehended is a thing known as fully as it can be known"|
understood - fully apprehended as to purport or meaning or explanation; "the understood conditions of troop withdrawal were clear"