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English verb: comprehend

1. comprehend (cognition) get the meaning of something


SamplesDo you comprehend the meaning of this letter?.


Synonymsapprehend, compass, dig, get the picture, grasp, grok, savvy


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)understand


Narrower (hyponym)catch on, cotton on, digest, figure, get it, get onto, get wise, intuit, latch on, tumble, twig

2. comprehend (perception) to become aware of through the senses


SamplesI could perceive the ship coming over the horizon.


Synonymsperceive


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Narrower (hyponym)ache, apperceive, catch, divine, dream, feel, find, hallucinate, hear, hurt, listen, misperceive, pick up, pick up, receive, see, see through, sense, sight, smell, spy, suffer, taste, touch

3. comprehend (stative) include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory


SamplesThis group encompasses a wide range of people from different backgrounds.
This should cover everyone in the group.


Synonymscover, embrace, encompass


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)include


Verb groupaddress, cover, deal, handle, plow, treat









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