Comprehend

Definition of Comprehend

Com`pre`hend´
v. t.1.To contain; to embrace; to include; as, the states comprehended in the Austrian Empire.
[imp. & p. p. Comprehended; p. pr. & vb. n. Comprehending.]
Who hath . . . comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure.
- Is. xl. 12.
2.To take in or include by construction or implication; to comprise; to imply.
Comprehended all in this one word, Discretion.
- Hobbes.
And if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying.
- Rom. xiii. 9.
3.To take into the mind; to grasp with the understanding; to apprehend the meaning of; to understand.
At a loss to comprehend the question.
- W. Irwing.
Great things doeth he, which we can not comprehend.
- Job. xxxvii. 5.

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