Meaning of comprehend

com•pre•hend

Pronunciation: (kom"pri-hend'), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to understand the nature or meaning of; grasp with the mind; perceive: He did not comprehend the significance of the ambassador's remark.
  2. to take in or embrace; include; comprise: The course will comprehend all facets of Japanese culture.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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