comprehend meaning, comprehend definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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  ( comprehends    3rd person present)   ( comprehending    present participle)   ( comprehended    past tense & past participle  ) If you cannot comprehend something, you cannot understand it.  
FORMAL      verb   with brd-neg   (=understand)  
I just cannot comprehend your attitude...      V n  
Whenever she failed to comprehend she invariably laughed.      V  
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1    apprehend, assimilate, conceive, discern, fathom, get the hang of     (informal)   get the picture, grasp, know, make out, perceive, see, see the light of day, take in, understand  
2    comprise, contain, embody, embrace, enclose, encompass, include, involve, take in  
1    be at cross-purposes, get (it) wrong, get one's lines crossed, get the wrong end of the stick, misapprehend, misconceive, misconstrue, misinterpret, miss the point of, mistake, misunderstand, pervert  

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