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Definition 1: get the meaning of something - [verb of cognition]

Samples where comprehend or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?

Synonyms for comprehend in the sense of this definition

(comprehend is a kind of ...) know and comprehend the nature or meaning of

"She did not understand her husband" "I understand what she means"

(... is a kind of comprehend ) understand

"He didn't figure her"

(... is a kind of comprehend ) understand, usually after some initial difficulty

"She didn't know what her classmates were plotting but finally caught on"

(... is a kind of comprehend ) know or grasp by intuition or feeling

(... is a kind of comprehend ) arrange and integrate in the mind

"I cannot digest all this information"

Definition 2: to become aware of through the senses - [verb of perception]

Samples where comprehend or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon

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Definition 3: include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory - [verb of stative]

Samples where comprehend or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This group encompasses a wide range of people from different backgrounds
  • this should cover everyone in the group

Synonyms for comprehend in the sense of this definition

(comprehend is a kind of ...) have as a part, be made up out of

"The list includes the names of many famous writers"

(comprehend has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

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