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Verb: comprehend  ,kóm-pri'hend
  1. Get the meaning of something
    "Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?";
    - grok [N. Amer, informal], get the picture, savvy, dig [informal], grasp, compass, apprehend
  2. To become aware of through the senses
    "I could comprehend the ship coming over the horizon";
    - perceive
  3. Include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory
    "This group comprehends a wide range of people from different backgrounds";
    - embrace, encompass, cover

Derived forms: comprehended, comprehending, comprehends

Type of: include, understand