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comprehend


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Comprehend  \Com`pre*hend"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Comprehended}; 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Comprehending}.]  [L.  comprehendere 
  comprehensum  com-  +  prehendere  to  grasp,  seize;  prae  before 
  +  hendere  (used  only  in  comp.).  See  {Get},  and  cf 
  {Comprise}.] 
  1.  To  contain;  to  embrace;  to  include;  as  the  states 
  comprehended  in  the  Austrian  Empire. 
 
  Who  hath  .  .  .  comprehended  the  dust  of  the  earth  in 
  a  measure.  --Is.  xl  12. 
 
  2.  To  take  in  or  include  by  construction  or  implication;  to 
  comprise;  to  imply. 
 
  Comprehended  all  in  this  one  word  Discretion. 
  --Hobbes. 
 
  And  if  there  be  any  other  commandment,  it  is  briefly 
  comprehended  in  this  saying.  --Rom.  xiii. 
  9. 
 
  3.  To  take  into  the  mind;  to  grasp  with  the  understanding;  to 
  apprehend  the  meaning  of  to  understand. 
 
  At  a  loss  to  comprehend  the  question.  --W.  Irwing. 
 
  Great  things  doeth  he  which  we  can  not  comprehend. 
  --Job.  xxxvii 
  5. 
 
  Syn:  To  contain;  include;  embrace;  comprise;  inclose;  grasp; 
  embody;  involve;  imply;  apprehend;  imagine;  conceive; 
  understand.  See  {Apprehend}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  comprehend 
  v  1:  get  the  meaning  of  something  "Do  you  comprehend  the  meaning 
  of  this  letter?"  [syn:  {get  the  picture},  {savvy},  {dig}, 
  {grasp},  {compass},  {apprehend}] 
  2:  to  become  aware  of  through  the  senses  "I  could  perceive  the 
  ship  coming  over  the  horizon"  [syn:  {perceive}] 
  3:  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"  [syn:  {embrace},  {encompass}, 
  {cover}] 




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