Part of speech: verb

To grasp mentally; understand fully.

Part of speech: verb

To include; comprise; encompass.

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Usage examples "comprehend":

  1. I believe I comprehend better now than I ever did the words in the service, 'We have done those things and left undone, ' and all that. - "A Man and a Woman", Stanley Waterloo.
  2. For some time we could not make her comprehend what we wanted. - "On the Banks of the Amazon", W.H.G. Kingston.
  3. It is impossible for him to grasp and to comprehend them. - "Diary from March 4, 1861, to November 12, 1862", Adam Gurowski.