1. grok, get the picture, comprehend, savvy, dig, grasp, compass, apprehend, understand
usage: get the meaning of something; "Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?"
2. perceive, comprehend
usage: to become aware of through the senses; "I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon"
3. embrace, encompass, comprehend, cover, include
usage: 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"