Comprehend meaning

kŏm'prĭ-hĕnd'
To take in the meaning, nature, or importance of; grasp.
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To grasp mentally; understand.
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(now rare) To include, comprise; to contain. [from 14th c.]
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To include; take in; comprise.
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To understand or grasp fully and thoroughly. [from 14th c.]
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The definition of comprehend means to understand the meaning or to include someone or something as a part.

Knowing what someone is talking about is an example of to comprehend.

Adding extra information to a report is an example of to comprehend.

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To have as part of something larger; encompass or include.
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Origin of comprehend

  • Middle English comprehenden from Latin comprehendere com- com- prehendere to grasp ghend- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin comprehendere (“to grasp”), from the prefix com-, + prehendere (“to seize”).
    From Wiktionary