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Synonyms for comprehend
ˌkɒm prɪˈhɛndcom·pre·hend

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. comprehend

    To catch is to come up with or take possession of something departing, fugitive, or illusive. We catch a runaway horse, a flying ball, a mouse in a trap. We clutch with a swift, tenacious movement of the fingers; we grasp with a firm but moderate closure of the whole hand; we grip or gripe with the strongest muscular closure of the whole hand possible to exert. We clasp in the arms. We snatch with a quick, sudden, and usually a surprising motion. In the figurative sense, catch is used of any act that brings a person or thing into our power or possession; as, to catch a criminal in the act; to catch an idea, in the sense of apprehend or comprehend. Compare ARREST.

    Synonyms:
    apprehend, capture, catch, clasp, clutch, discover, ensnare, entrap, grasp, grip, gripe, lay hold of (on, upon), overtake, secure, seize, snatch, take, take hold of

    Antonyms:
    fail of, fall short of, give up, let go, lose, miss, release, restore, throw aside, throw away

    Preposition:
    To catch at a straw; to catch a fugitive by the collar; to catch a ball with the left hand; he caught the disease from the patient; the thief was caught in the act; the bird in the snare.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. comprehend

    Synonyms:
    comprise, embody, grasp, understand, conceive, apprehend, enclose, include, involve, embrace

    Antonyms:
    exclude, except, misunderstand

Princeton's WordNet

  1. grok, get the picture, comprehend, savvy, dig, grasp, compass, apprehendverb

    get the meaning of something

    "Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?"

    Synonyms:
    quail at, compass, delve, embrace, toil, grind, dig, nail, drudge, moil, encompass, dig up, arrest, jab, poke, cut into, nab, collar, grasp, prod, travail, labour, get the picture, hollow, stab, apprehend, cop, hold on, turn over, excavate, pick up, perceive, cover, savvy, labor, grok, circumnavigate, dig out

  2. perceive, comprehendverb

    to become aware of through the senses

    "I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon"

    Synonyms:
    cover, dig, apprehend, perceive, savvy, encompass, grok, compass, get the picture, grasp, embrace

  3. embrace, encompass, comprehend, coververb

    include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory

    "This group encompasses a wide range of people from different backgrounds"; "this should cover everyone in the group"

    Synonyms:
    wrap up, compass, get over, embrace, hug, insure, plow, espouse, enshroud, dig, compensate, breed, encompass, shroud, continue, sweep up, treat, hatch, adopt, report, extend, cut across, brood, squeeze, deal, grasp, incubate, underwrite, overcompensate, address, spread over, hide, get the picture, traverse, apprehend, pass over, bosom, handle, perceive, overlay, cover, savvy, cross, cut through, grok, get across, cover up, track

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. comprehendverb

    Synonyms:
    comprise, include, enclose, embrace, contain, embody, take in

  2. comprehendverb

    Synonyms:
    grasp (mentally), understand (fully), apprehend, conceive, imagine, see, discern, perceive, enter into the idea of, catch the idea of

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. comprehendverb

    Synonyms:
    understand, fathom, grasp, embrace, comprise, embody, contain

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "comprehend":

    understand, understanding

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How to use comprehend in a sentence?

  1. Banner Health:

    They could not comprehend how I was able to walk and do all these things... they said I was very lucky to be alive and we were ‘ miracles, ’ is what they said to me. ’.

  2. Albert Einstein:

    The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. 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 every day. Never lose a holy curiosity.

  3. Friedrich Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human:

    People who comprehend a thing to its very depths rarely stay faithful to it forever. For they have brought its depths into the light of day: and in the depths there is always much that is unpleasant to see.

  4. Norman Mailer:

    People move forward into the future out of the way they comprehend the past. When we don't understand something in our past, we are therefore crippled.

  5. Harry Reid:

    To have the Republicans with a straight face, after they have filibustered hundreds and hundreds of times issues that are of immense consequence to our country now come back and say, 'Well we shouldn't do it here,' so this is just, in effect, being kind of a poor loser. Because the fact is that how Leader McConnell can come out there without grimacing when he would say something like that is beyond my ability to comprehend.

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