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1. comprehend

verb. ['ˌkɑːmpriːˈhɛnd'] get the meaning of something.

Synonyms

  • get onto
  • get wise
  • grok
  • cotton on
  • digest
  • dig
  • tumble
  • intuit
  • catch on
  • savvy
  • figure
  • get the picture
  • get it
  • twig
  • compass
  • apprehend
  • grasp
  • latch on

Antonyms

  • wake
  • imperfection
  • layman
  • inglorious

Etymology

  • comprehendere (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Comprehend

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Example sentences of the word comprehend


1. Verb, base form
They understand the message in their reading and need no assistance to comprehend stories.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Using your imagination to paint mental pictures while you read helps you comprehend the text.

Quotes containing the word comprehend


1. The important thing is to not stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existence. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery each day.—"Old Man's Advice to Youth: 'Never Lose a Holy Curiosity.'"LIFE Magazine (2 May 1955) p. 64
- Albert Einstein

2. It used to take me forever to read and comprehend stuff, so I decided not to make the 'Captain Underpants' books too challenging. Don't get me wrong - the humor and ideas are often sophisticated - but the books aren't hard to read. I wanted kids who hate reading to find these books irresistible.
- Dav Pilkey

3. The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.
- Robertson Davies, Tempest-Tost

2. comprehend

verb. ['ˌkɑːmpriːˈhɛnd'] to become aware of through the senses.

Synonyms

  • dream
  • divine
  • listen
  • sense
  • hear
  • smell
  • see through
  • pick up
  • touch
  • find
  • taste
  • spy
  • feel
  • misperceive
  • receive
  • perceive
  • suffer
  • see
  • catch
  • hallucinate
  • apperceive
  • ache
  • hurt

Antonyms

  • subhuman
  • profane
  • disobey
  • incognizance

Etymology

  • comprehendere (Latin)

3. comprehend

verb. ['ˌkɑːmpriːˈhɛnd'] include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory.

Synonyms

  • include
  • address
  • cover
  • encompass
  • embrace
  • plow
  • deal
  • handle

Antonyms

  • odorless
  • odorous
  • depress
  • lower

Etymology

  • comprehendere (Latin)
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