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01. It's difficult to [comprehend] what would make two high school boys do such a terrible thing.
02. She talks to everyone she can, every chance she gets, so her listening [comprehension] has really improved.
03. We need to do a [comprehensive] review of the plan before putting any large amounts of money into the idea.
04. His speaking is barely [comprehensible] because he talks so quietly.
05. I just can't [comprehend] her brother's attitude; he seems so negative and angry about everything.
06. The mathematics course I took was totally beyond my [comprehension], so I had to drop out.
07. After travelling in southern India for years, he finally put his experiences and knowledge to good use by writing a [comprehensive] guide to life in the region.
08. Robertson Davies once observed that the eye sees only what the mind is prepared to [comprehend].
09. The enormous amounts of information generally gathered in survey research is [incomprehensible] in raw form.
10. Harry Emerson Fosdick once said, "I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could [comprehend] it."
11. Nikolai Copernicus, a Polish astronomer, was the first person to [comprehend] that planets move around the sun.
12. A leisure activity in Malta which many outsiders find difficult to [comprehend] is the yearly slaughter of birds by sport hunters.
13. In order to understand our earth and the processes which operate upon it, one must attempt to [comprehend] time spans of millions of years.
14. Studies show that the human mind can [comprehend] about 500 words per minute, though most people only speak at 150 to 200 words per minute.
15. You should arrange for [comprehensive] health, travel and life insurance before going on an adventure travel excursion.
16. Our training program for new employees is very [comprehensive]; we'll teach you everything you need to know to do your job.

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  • Comprehend — Com pre*hend , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Comprehended}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Comprehending}.] [L. comprehendere, comprehensum; com + prehendere to grasp, seize; prae before + hendere (used only in comp.). See {Get}, and cf. {Comprise}.] 1. To contain; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • comprehend — I (include) verb be composed of, be comprised of, be made up of, circumscribe, compass, comprise, consist of, constitute, contain, cover, embody, embrace, encircle, encompass, envelop, incorporate, involve, possess, span, take in associated… …   Law dictionary

  • comprehend — (v.) mid 14c., to understand, from L. comprehendere to take together, to unite; include; seize (of catching fire or the arrest of criminals); also to comprehend, perceive (to seize or take in the mind), from com completely (see COM (Cf. com )) +… …   Etymology dictionary

  • comprehend — 1 *understand, appreciate Analogous words: seize, grasp (see TAKE): conceive, envisage, envision (see THINK) 2 *apprehend Analogous words: see those at COMPREHEND 1 3 embrace, involve, * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • comprehend — [v1] understand appreciate, apprehend, assimilate, capiche*, catch, click, cognize, conceive, dig*, discern, envisage, envision, fathom, get*, get the picture*, gotcha*, grasp, have, know, make out*, perceive, read, savvy*, see, take in, tumble*; …   New thesaurus

  • comprehend — ► VERB 1) grasp mentally; understand. 2) formal include or encompass. ORIGIN Latin comprehendere, from prehendere to grasp …   English terms dictionary

  • comprehend — [käm΄prē hend′, käm΄prihend΄] vt. [ME comprehenden < L comprehendere < com , with + prehendere, to catch hold of, seize: see PREHENSILE] 1. to grasp mentally; understand 2. to include; take in; comprise SYN. INCLUDE, UNDERSTAND… …   English World dictionary

  • comprehend — UK [ˌkɒmprɪˈhend] / US [ˌkɑmprəˈhend] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms comprehend : present tense I/you/we/they comprehend he/she/it comprehends present participle comprehending past tense comprehended past participle comprehended formal …   English dictionary

  • comprehend — verb ADVERB ▪ fully ▪ barely ▪ She could barely comprehend what was happening to her. ▪ easily VERB + COMPREHEND ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • comprehend — com|pre|hend [ˌkɔmprıˈhend US ˌka:m ] v [I,T not in progressive] [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: comprehendere to take hold of completely , from com ( COM ) + prehendere ( PREHENSILE)] to understand something that is complicated or difficult …   Dictionary of contemporary English