grok, get the picture, comprehend, savvy, dig, grasp, compass, apprehend(verb)
get the meaning of something
"Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?"
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
to become aware of through the senses
"I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon"
embrace, encompass, comprehend, cover(verb)
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"
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
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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.
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I learned about these yearbook pages only a few days ago, i don't know what' Renate Alumnus' actually means. I can't begin to comprehend what goes through the minds of 17-year-old boys who write such things, but the insinuation is horrible, hurtful and simply untrue. I pray their daughters are never treated this way. I will have no further comment.
It was a massive shock for me. The arrest of a CEO of a major car brand: that's never happened before, the arrest is hard to comprehend. I knew Rupert Stadler as a problem solver.
Music--the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge, which comprehends mankind, but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Our hearts are shattered, and our heads are struggling to comprehend.
I feel very badly let down by Thomas Cook and find it difficult to comprehend the difference in attitude of the cabin crew on our way to Zakynthos compared to the way I was treated on the return flight home.On our outbound flight the cabin crew were so understanding and could not have done more for me, i hope lessons can be learned from my experience and that they will review their cabin crewtraining.
Translations for comprehend
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- обхващам, схващам, побирам, разбирамBulgarian
- erfassen, begreifen, umfassen, verstehenGerman
- tajuta, käsittää, sisältää, ymmärtääFinnish
- comprendere, capireItalian
- 解る, 理解Japanese
- capio, videoLatin
- begrijpen, bevattenDutch
- forstå, dekke, fatteNorwegian
- cuprinde, înțelegeRomanian
- понимать, постигать, покрыватьRussian
- idrak etmekTurkish
- bona, qondaZulu
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