HyperDic: comprehend

English > 3 senses of the word comprehend:
VERBcognitioncomprehend, grok, get the picture, savvy, dig, grasp, compass, apprehendget the meaning / meaning of something
perceptioncomprehend, perceiveto become aware of through the senses
stativecomprehend, embrace, encompass, coverinclude in scope
comprehend > pronunciation
Rhymesamend ... wend: 48 rhymes with ehnd...
English > comprehend: 3 senses > verb 1, cognition
MeaningGet the meaning / meaning of something.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Example"Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?"
Synonymsgrok, get the picture, savvy, dig, grasp, compass, apprehend
Narrowercatch on, get wise, get onto, tumble, latch on, cotton on, twig, get itunderstand, usually after some initial difficulty
digestArrange and integrate in the mind
intuitknow or grasp by intuition or feeling
Broaderunderstandknow and comprehend the nature or meaning / meaning of
Spanishaferrar, aprehender, captar, comprender, entender
Catalanaferrar, comprendre, entendre
Adjectivescomprehensible, comprehendiblecapable of being comprehended or understood
Nounscomprehensionan ability to understand the meaning / meaning or importance of something (or the knowledge acquired as a result)
English > comprehend: 3 senses > verb 2, perception
MeaningTo become aware of through the senses.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Entailed bydiscoversee for the first time
experience, receive, have, getgo through (mental or physical states or experiences)
note, take note, observeobserve with care or pay close attention to
notice, mark, noteNotice or perceive
record, registerBe aware of
spot, recognize, recognise, distinguish, discern, pick out, make out, tell apartdetect with the senses
Narrowerapperceiveperceive in terms of a past experience
catch, pick upperceive with the senses quickly, suddenly, or momentarily
divineperceive intuitively or through some inexplicable perceptive powers
dreamExperience while sleeping
feel, senseperceive by a physical sensation / sensation, e.g., coming from the skin or muscles
findperceive oneself to be in a certain condition or place
hallucinateperceive what is not there
hearperceive (sound) via the auditory sense
hurt, ache, sufferFeel physical pain
listenhear with intention
misperceiveperceive incorrectly
pick up, receiveregister (perceptual input)
seeperceive by sight or have the power to perceive by sight
see throughperceive the true nature of
smellinhale the odor of
spy, sightcatch sight of
tasteperceive by the sense of taste
touchperceive via the tactile sense
Spanishapreciar, comprender, entender, percibir, sentir, ver
Catalanapreciar, percebre, sentir
Nounscomprehensionan ability to understand the meaning / meaning or importance of something (or the knowledge acquired as a result)
English > comprehend: 3 senses > verb 3, stative
MeaningInclude in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymsembrace, encompass, cover
BroaderincludeHave as a part, be made up out of
Similar tocover, treat, handle, plow, deal, addressAct on verbally or in some form of artistic expression
Spanishabarcar, circundar, comprender, cubrir, englobar
Catalancobrir, comprendre, englobar, incloure
Adjectivescomprehensiveincluding all or everything
comprehensivebroad in scope
Nounscomprehensionthe relation of comprising something

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