What does the word comprehend mean?

Usage examples for 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 by Stanley Waterloo
  2. For some time we could not make her comprehend what we wanted. – On the Banks of the Amazon by 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 by Adam Gurowski