Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb comprehend

3 senses of comprehend

Sense 1
grok, get the picture, comprehend, savvy, dig, grasp, compass, apprehend -- (get the meaning of something; "Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?")
       => understand -- (know and comprehend the nature or meaning of; "She did not understand her husband"; "I understand what she means")

Sense 2
perceive, comprehend -- (to become aware of through the senses; "I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon")

Sense 3
embrace, encompass, comprehend, cover -- (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")
       => include -- (have as a part, be made up out of; "The list includes the names of many famous writers")

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