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comprehend

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of comprehend

  1. 1 to have a clear idea of the age at which children can comprehend the difference between right and wrong Synonyms of comprehend appreciate, apprehend, assimilate, behold, catch, catch on (to), cognize, compass, conceive, cotton (to or on to), decipher, decode, dig, discern, get, grasp, grok, intuit, know, make, make out, perceive, recognize, register, savvy, see, seize, sense, tumble (to), twig, understand Words Related to comprehend absorb, digest, take in; realize; fathom, penetrate, pierce Phrases pick up on Near Antonyms of comprehend misapprehend, misconceive, misconstrue, misinterpret, misperceive, misread, mistake, misunderstand Antonyms of comprehend miss

  2. 2 to have a practical understanding of it took me a while to comprehend algebra Synonyms of comprehend know, grasp, understandWords Related to comprehend appreciate, apprehend, cognize, fathom, follow, ken [chiefly Scottish], perceive, savvy; have, possess; catch on (to), pick upNear Antonyms of comprehend misapprehend, misconceive, misinterpret, misknow, misperceive, misunderstand

  3. 3 to have as part of a whole our notion of morality should comprehend much more than proper sexual behavior Synonyms of comprehend carry, include, contain, embrace, encompass, entail, involve, number, subsume, take inWords Related to comprehend comprise, consist (of); bracket; have, hold, own, possess; admit, receive; compose, constitute, form, make; assimilate, embody, incorporate, integrateNear Antonyms of comprehend ban, bar, debar, preclude, prevent, prohibit; deny, refuse, reject; eliminate, except, rule out; lose, mislay, misplaceAntonyms of comprehend exclude, leave (out), miss out [British], omit



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