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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. Prime Minister Matteo Renzi:

    When the market speaks, as it has done in recent days, it is right that bank executives and shareholders comprehend the need for serious and swift intervention.

  2. Monica Steele:

    I was asleep so it took me a while to comprehend that someone was at my door, and who was at my door. They kept saying they were the police department. There were two detectives and they said they were with the homicide division. My heart sunk, and they asked me if they could come inside and have a seat. That was very difficult to hear of course, you know, and the detectives were great. They stayed with me until I made the phone call because I had to call my mom.

  3. Socrates, In "Phaedo," sct. 98, by Plato.:

    I was afraid that by observing objects with my eyes and trying to comprehend them with each of my other senses I might blind my soul altogether.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.


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