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comprehend


comprehend

verb

Definition of COMPREHEND

1
to have a clear idea of <the age at which children can comprehend the difference between right and wrong>
Phrases pick up on
Antonyms miss
2
to have a practical understanding of <it took me a while to comprehend algebra>
Related Words appreciate, apprehend, cognize, fathom, follow, ken [chiefly Scottish], perceive, savvy; have, possess; catch on (to), pick up
3
to have as part of a whole <our notion of morality should comprehend much more than proper sexual behavior>
Antonyms exclude, leave (out), miss out [British], omit

February 27, 2015
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An explanation or underlying reason
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