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verb as in include


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Awe, the emotional response and feelings of wonder people experience when seeing things that they can’t fully comprehend, has long been associated with better mental and physical health.

We in the media unfortunately spent a couple of decades abetting this by deifying young tech founders who, it was often implied, simply know things we mere mortals can never comprehend.

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In any case, once science began to comprehend the subatomic world, no force could stop the eventual revelation of the atom’s power.

Make Googlebot do as little leg-work as possible in order to comprehend your content.

I saw a few pictures in there that looked pretty but couldn’t comprehend what I was reading.

I wouldn't, but I also wouldn't be surprised if Patriots fans didn't properly comprehend the mechanics of sex, either.

White rappers are always difficult to comprehend, difficult to deal with.

It is very difficult to sit by helplessly while a friend is imprisoned for a crime that is too implausible to comprehend.

I could not comprehend the fact that Kristen and Lorne and Bill and all these people are singing “Happy Birthday” to me.

Indeed, when you read it, you comprehend how, almost inevitably, his oratorical gifts eclipsed his skill as a writer.

We cannot bring our minds to comprehend that power; but let us raise our thoughts and try to understand something concerning it.

These cherished plants seemed to comprehend and requite unaffected love.

Nor hast thou ever known, Aspasia,Or couldst thou comprehend the thoughts that onceThou didst inspire in me.

Not long after this talk Bessie had an experience in school that helped her to comprehend her mother's words.

It is very important they should comprehend my act quite clearly, and he is the very man to do this great service to humanity.

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To comprehend is to know something thoroughly and to perceive its relationships to certain other ideas, facts, etc. To know is to be aware of something as a fact or truth: He knows the basic facts of the subject. I know that he agrees with me. To understand is to be fully aware not only of the meaning of something but also of its implications: I could comprehend all he said, but did not understand that he was joking.

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On this page you'll find 135 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to comprehend, such as: appreciate, assimilate, discern, envision, fathom, and grasp.

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