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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grok, get the picture, comprehend, savvy, dig, grasp, compass, apprehendverb
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, 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"
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
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How to use comprehend in a sentence?
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. ’.
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.
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.
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.
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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- 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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