comprehend comprehend  /ˌkɑm pri ˈhɛnd/


  1. (v) get the meaning of something
  2. (v) to become aware of through the senses
  3. (v) include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory


  1. Remembering D-Day

    Most of my generation will never be able to comprehend how awful it must have been. Maybe those combat veterans of Iraq or Afghanistan could come close, but even then, the death and destruction in the desert sands never reached the scale it did on those beaches of Normandy on that gruesome morning in 1944.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Record

  2. OPINION: Many entities collect our data

    For the convenience and value we get from online communications — and it is impossible to comprehend doing without it — Americans (and people worldwide) have surrendered any right to privacy with scarcely a second thought.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Commerce News

  3. HFT Stock Manipulation In Action

    Trading has a few simple rules - do the opposite of Goldman's Thomas Stolper; don't fight the Fed; and buy low, sell high. However, as this series of charts from Nanex shows , it is the latter rule that is the easiest to comprehend and yet - thanks to massive and obvious HFT manipulation - is an extremely difficult thing to do. As Nanex's Eric Hunsader notes, high frequency trading algos do not ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Zero Hedge


  1. "I have some idea of the pressures of finding your own identity with a famous father," Michael, wrote about Cameron. "I'm not sure I can comprehend it with two generations to deal with."
    on Apr 20, 2010 By: Michael Douglas Source: The Gossip Girls (blog)

  2. "I am concerned that many people on this continent may not comprehend the magnitude of the direct threat to European security," Gates said. "The threat posed by violent Islamic extremism is real and is not going to go away."
    on Feb 10, 2008 By: Robert Gates Source: Bloomberg

  3. "It's hard to comprehend 5- to 10-feet under until you see those houses," Gregoire said.
    on Dec 3, 2007 By: Chris Gregoire Source: FOXNews

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tacit tacit
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