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verb [intransitive/transitive] formal     comprehend pronunciation in American English
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present tense
present participlecomprehending
past tensecomprehended
past participlecomprehended
  1. to understand something

    How could you possibly comprehend the difficulties of my situation?

    fully comprehend:

    We fully comprehend people’s anxieties.

    comprehend that:

    Laura gasped, hardly able to comprehend that her brother’s life was in danger.

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a rise in the level of a stream or river

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