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comprehend

verb [I or T, not continuous] uk   /ˌkɒm.prɪˈhend/  us   /ˌkɑːm-/ formal
to understand something completely: I fail to comprehend their attitude. He doesn't seem to comprehend the scale of the problem [+ question word] I'll never comprehend why she did what she did. [+ that] I don't think he fully comprehends that she won't be here to help him.
Translations of “comprehend”
in Arabic يَفهَم…
in Korean 이해하다…
in Malaysian memahami, merangkumi…
in French comprendre…
in Turkish anlamak, kavramak…
in Italian comprendere…
in Chinese (Traditional) 充分理解, 領悟…
in Russian понимать…
in Polish pojmować…
in Vietnamese hiểu, bao gồm…
in Spanish comprender…
in Portuguese compreender…
in Thai ทำให้เข้าใจ, รวมถึง…
in German begreifen, einschließen…
in Catalan comprendre…
in Japanese ~を理解する…
in Indonesian mengerti, mencakup…
in Chinese (Simplified) 充分理解, 领悟…
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