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Definition of "comprehend" []

  • To take in the meaning, nature, or importance of; grasp. See Synonyms at apprehend. (verb-transitive)
  • To take in as a part; include. See Synonyms at include. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "comprehend" in a sentence
  • "And under no latitude of construction will the term comprehend consuls."
  • "What these persons fail to comprehend is that the rules were written by God, and God does not allow any of these 4 tactics."
  • "Of course, what nobody can comprehend, is how the IDF has managed to dehumanize the Palestinians to such extent that they can brutal kill women and children."