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com·pre·hend

comprehend

 
 
pronunciation:
kam pr hend
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part of speech: verb
inflections: comprehends, comprehending, comprehended
definition: to understand or grasp the meaning of.
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synonyms:
apprehend, get, grasp, perceive, realize, see, understand
antonyms:
misunderstand
similar words:
conceive, fathom, follow, know, penetrate, seize, sense
derivation: comprehendible (adj.)
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The word comprehend contains the following parts:
com- Latin prefix that means with, together
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The prefix com- attaches to Latin bases beginning with m, p, or b. It has multiple forms, as the 'm' sound in com- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms col-, con-, cor-, and co-. Note: com- is frequently an intensive prefix, as in "commemorate " and "command ."
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pris, -prise, prehens, -prehend Latin root that means take, grasp