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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 com·pre·hend /ˌkɑmprɪˈhɛnd/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Com·pre·hend v. t. [imp. & p. p. Comprehended; p. pr. & vb. n. Comprehending.]
 1. To contain; to embrace; to include; as, the states comprehended in the Austrian Empire.
    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.
 Syn: -- To contain; include; embrace; comprise; inclose; grasp; embody; involve; imply; apprehend; imagine; conceive; understand. See Apprehend.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: get the meaning of something; "Do you comprehend the meaning
           of this letter?" [syn: get the picture, savvy, dig,
            grasp, compass, apprehend]
      2: to become aware of through the senses; "I could perceive the
         ship coming over the horizon" [syn: perceive]
      3: 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" [syn: embrace, encompass,