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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.]

com′pre·hend′i·ble adj.
com′pre·hend′ing·ly adv.


ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.comprehendible - capable of being comprehended or understood; "an idea comprehensible to the average mind"
clear - readily apparent to the mind; "a clear and present danger"; "a clear explanation"; "a clear case of murder"; "a clear indication that she was angry"; "gave us a clear idea of human nature"
explicable - capable of being explicated or accounted for; "explicable behavior"
intelligible - well articulated or enunciated, and loud enough to be heard distinctly; "intelligible pronunciation"
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