verb (used with object)
- compound time,
- compound-complex sentence,
- comprehensive school
Origin of comprehend
Examples from the Web for comprehending
I'm okay with people not comprehending or appreciating every single thing we did.
He stood as she had left him, not comprehending that she had gone.The Forged Note|Oscar Micheaux
And real coherence means precisely capacity to exist within the comprehending whole.Essays in Experimental Logic|John Dewey
We were aided by explanations from below, but without these we had no difficulty in comprehending all.The War Trail|Mayne Reid
Word Origin for comprehend
mid-14c., "to understand," from Latin 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-) + prehendere "to catch hold of, seize" (see prehensile). Related: Comprehended; comprehending.