Synonyms for comprehend
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English Synonyms and Antonyms3.5 / 2 votes
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.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms2.0 / 1 vote
Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 1 vote
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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This is a permanent part of who I am, and I'm proud and confident about it. she understands what I'm saying but just can't comprehend how it's possible herself.
I like to have a man's knowledge comprehend more than one class of topics, one row of shelves. I like a man who likes to see a fine barn as well as a good tragedy.
They don't comprehend how Trump won in the America First place. They don't comprehend how Trump helped them gain seats in the House. The results down ballot were incredible.
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.
She understands what I'm saying but just can't comprehend how it's possible herself.
Translations for comprehend
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- разбирам, побирам, схващам, обхващамBulgarian
- verstehen, erfassen, umfassen, begreifenGerman
- tajuta, sisältää, ymmärtää, käsittääFinnish
- comprendere, capireItalian
- 解る, 理解Japanese
- video, capioLatin
- bevatten, begrijpenDutch
- forstå, dekke, fatteNorwegian
- cuprinde, înțelegeRomanian
- понимать, постигать, покрыватьRussian
- idrak etmekTurkish
- qonda, bonaZulu
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