Comprehend

Com`pre*hend"

(?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Comprehended; p. pr. & vb. n. Comprehending.] [L. comprehendere, comprehensum; com- + prehendere to grasp, seize; prae before + hendere (used only in comp.). See Get, and cf. Comprise.] 1. To contain; to embrace; to include; as, the states comprehended in the Austrian Empire.
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Who hath . . . comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure.
Is. xl. 12.
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2. To take in or include by construction or implication; to comprise; to imply.
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Comprehended all in this one word, Discretion.
Hobbes.
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And if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying.
Rom. xiii. 9.
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3. To take into the mind; to grasp with the understanding; to apprehend the meaning of; to understand.
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At a loss to comprehend the question.
W. Irwing.
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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.
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