Definition of 'comprehend'
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It takes an effort to comprehend something new. Berthe Morisot (1990)The mind struggles to comprehend the scale of all that human misery. The Sun (2015)Men who have been trained to kill can barely comprehend a war in which the enemy is invisible. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He would also see the world's ecological balance changed in ways we still barely comprehend. Times, Sunday Times (2011)To comprehend the scale of the debt crisis hanging over the industry, consider one simple statistic. Times, Sunday Times (2016)IT'S often said that human brains cannot comprehend the mind-boggling scale of space. The Sun (2009)How typical of Spencer to buy a business that trades in assets most of us can barely comprehend. Times, Sunday Times (2009)We are so familiar and comfortable with cooked food, we can barely comprehend how strange it must have tasted. Times, Sunday Times (2009)I just couldn't comprehend that something that size existed. The Sun (2008)I didn't really comprehend what it meant until the moment came. Times, Sunday Times (2012)I couldn't really comprehend it. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Amid a sea of tears, they hugged - barely able to comprehend the evil that happened just a few yards away. The Sun (2009)A threshold is crossed where the sufferer really can't comprehend what is happening to them, and this is of some comfort. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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British English: comprehend VERB
If you cannot comprehend something, you cannot understand it.
I just cannot comprehend your attitude.
Definition of comprehend from the Collins English Dictionary
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