Complete Definition of "comprehend"

English

Etymology
From L. comprehendere, "to grasp", from the prefix com-, + prehendere, "to seize".

Verb
en-verb

  1. to cover, include, or contain

#:This book comprehends all the topics that are relevant for you.
#:1776: In the second century of the Christian Ãra, the empire of Rome comprehended the fairest part of the earth, and the most civilized portion of mankind : The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire : Edward Gibbon. This edition Penguin 2000. p. 9

  1. to understand or grasp fully and thoroughly.

Translations
trans-top|to cover
Finnish: käsittää, sisältää
German: umfassen
trans-mid
Portuguese: compreender
trans-bottom

trans-top|to understand
Finnish: ymmärtää, käsittää, tajuta
German: verstehen, begreifen, erfassen
trans-mid
Portuguese: compreender
trans-bottom

Related terms
top2
comprehensibility
comprehensible
comprehension
mid2
comprehensive
comprehensiveness

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