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comprehend

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1 to have a clear idea of

  • the age at which children can comprehend the difference between right and wrong
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pick up on

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2 to have a practical understanding of

  • it took me a while to comprehend algebra
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3 to have as part of a whole

  • our notion of morality should comprehend much more than proper sexual behavior
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understand, comprehend, appreciate mean to have a clear or complete idea of. understand and comprehend are very often interchangeable. understand may, however, stress the fact of having attained a firm mental grasp of something.
    • orders that were fully understood and promptly obeyed
comprehend may stress the process of coming to grips with something intellectually.
    • I have trouble comprehending your reasons for doing this
appreciate implies a just evaluation or judgment of a thing's value or nature.
    • failed to appreciate the risks involved


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