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com·pre·hend

 (kŏm′prĭ-hĕnd′)
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.
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comprehend

(ˌkɒmprɪˈhɛnd)
vb
1. to perceive or understand
2. (tr) to comprise or embrace; include
[C14: from Latin comprehendere, from prehendere to seize]
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com•pre•hend

(ˌkɒm prɪˈhɛnd)

v.t.
1. to understand the nature or meaning of; grasp with the mind; perceive.
2. to take in or embrace; include; comprise.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin comprehendere=com- com- + prehendere to grasp; see prehensile]
com`pre•hend′i•ble, adj.
syn: See include.
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comprehend


Past participle: comprehended
Gerund: comprehending

Imperative
comprehend
comprehend
Present
I comprehend
you comprehend
he/she/it comprehends
we comprehend
you comprehend
they comprehend
Preterite
I comprehended
you comprehended
he/she/it comprehended
we comprehended
you comprehended
they comprehended
Present Continuous
I am comprehending
you are comprehending
he/she/it is comprehending
we are comprehending
you are comprehending
they are comprehending
Present Perfect
I have comprehended
you have comprehended
he/she/it has comprehended
we have comprehended
you have comprehended
they have comprehended
Past Continuous
I was comprehending
you were comprehending
he/she/it was comprehending
we were comprehending
you were comprehending
they were comprehending
Past Perfect
I had comprehended
you had comprehended
he/she/it had comprehended
we had comprehended
you had comprehended
they had comprehended
Future
I will comprehend
you will comprehend
he/she/it will comprehend
we will comprehend
you will comprehend
they will comprehend
Future Perfect
I will have comprehended
you will have comprehended
he/she/it will have comprehended
we will have comprehended
you will have comprehended
they will have comprehended
Future Continuous
I will be comprehending
you will be comprehending
he/she/it will be comprehending
we will be comprehending
you will be comprehending
they will be comprehending
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been comprehending
you have been comprehending
he/she/it has been comprehending
we have been comprehending
you have been comprehending
they have been comprehending
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been comprehending
you will have been comprehending
he/she/it will have been comprehending
we will have been comprehending
you will have been comprehending
they will have been comprehending
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been comprehending
you had been comprehending
he/she/it had been comprehending
we had been comprehending
you had been comprehending
they had been comprehending
Conditional
I would comprehend
you would comprehend
he/she/it would comprehend
we would comprehend
you would comprehend
they would comprehend
Past Conditional
I would have comprehended
you would have comprehended
he/she/it would have comprehended
we would have comprehended
you would have comprehended
they would have comprehended
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.comprehend - get the meaning of somethingcomprehend - get the meaning of something; "Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?"
understand - know and comprehend the nature or meaning of; "She did not understand her husband"; "I understand what she means"
figure - understand; "He didn't figure her"
catch on, cotton on, get it, get onto, get wise, twig, latch on, tumble - understand, usually after some initial difficulty; "She didn't know what her classmates were plotting but finally caught on"
intuit - know or grasp by intuition or feeling
digest - arrange and integrate in the mind; "I cannot digest all this information"
2.comprehend - to become aware of through the senses; "I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon"
sense, feel - perceive by a physical sensation, e.g., coming from the skin or muscles; "He felt the wind"; "She felt an object brushing her arm"; "He felt his flesh crawl"; "She felt the heat when she got out of the car"
apperceive - perceive in terms of a past experience
receive, pick up - register (perceptual input); "pick up a signal"
divine - perceive intuitively or through some inexplicable perceptive powers
hallucinate - perceive what is not there; have illusions
misperceive - perceive incorrectly
catch, pick up - perceive with the senses quickly, suddenly, or momentarily; "I caught the aroma of coffee"; "He caught the allusion in her glance"; "ears open to catch every sound"; "The dog picked up the scent"; "Catch a glimpse"
dream - experience while sleeping; "She claims to never dream"; "He dreamt a strange scene"
ache, hurt, suffer - feel physical pain; "Were you hurting after the accident?"
smell - inhale the odor of; perceive by the olfactory sense
touch - perceive via the tactile sense; "Helen Keller felt the physical world by touching people and objects around her"
see - perceive by sight or have the power to perceive by sight; "You have to be a good observer to see all the details"; "Can you see the bird in that tree?"; "He is blind--he cannot see"
sight, spy - catch sight of; to perceive with the eyes; "he caught sight of the king's men coming over the ridge"
hear - perceive (sound) via the auditory sense
listen - hear with intention; "Listen to the sound of this cello"
taste - perceive by the sense of taste; "Can you taste the garlic?"
find - perceive oneself to be in a certain condition or place; "I found myself in a difficult situation"; "When he woke up, he found himself in a hospital room"
see through - perceive the true nature of; "We could see through her apparent calm"
3.comprehend - 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"
deal, plow, handle, treat, cover, address - act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression; "This book deals with incest"; "The course covered all of Western Civilization"; "The new book treats the history of China"
include - have as a part, be made up out of; "The list includes the names of many famous writers"
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comprehend

verb understand, see, take in, perceive, grasp, conceive, make out, discern, assimilate, see the light, fathom, apprehend, get the hang of (informal), get the picture, know I just cannot comprehend your attitude.
understand mistake, misunderstand, misinterpret, misconstrue, get (it) wrong, miss the point of, get the wrong end of the stick, be at cross-purposes, misapprehend, misconceive, get your lines crossed
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comprehend

verb
1. To perceive and recognize the meaning of:
Informal: savvy.
Slang: dig.
Chiefly British: twig.
Scots: ken.
2. To perceive directly with the intellect:
Scots: ken.
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Translations
يَشْمَليَفْهَم
chápatobsahovatzahrnovat
fatteforståomfatte
fela í sérskilja
apimtiaprėptibendrojo lavinimo mokyklasugebėjimas suprastisuprantamas
aptvertietvertsaprast

comprehend

[ˌkɒmprɪˈhend]
A. VT
1. (= understand) → comprender, entender
2. (= include) → comprender, abarcar
B. VIcomprender
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comprehend

[ˌkɒmprɪˈhɛnd] vtcomprendre
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comprehend

vt
(= understand)begreifen, verstehen
(= include)enthalten, umfassen, einschließen
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comprehend

[ˌkɒmprɪˈhɛnd] vtcapire, comprendere
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comprehend

(kompriˈhend) verb
1. to understand.
2. to include.
ˌcompreˈhensible adjective
capable of being understood.
ˌcompreˈhension (-ʃən) noun
the act or power of understanding. After reading the passage the teacher asked questions to test the children's comprehension.
ˈcompreˈhensive (-siv) adjective
including many things. The school curriculum is very comprehensive.
ˌcompreˈhensively adverb
ˌcompreˈhensiveness noun
comprehensive school
one that provides education for children of all abilities.
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