Definition of comprehend in English:

comprehend

Syllabification: com·pre·hend
Pronunciation: /ˌkämpriˈhend
 
/

verb

[with object]

Derivatives

comprehender

noun
More example sentences
  • The value of RT as an intervention for poor comprehenders has been documented in many sources.
  • Good second-language comprehenders do not read mechanically but utilize top-down processing strategies, even when they demonstrate equal levels of L2 language proficiency as less successful comprehenders.
  • Research indicates that skilled comprehenders organize text into phrase-like units.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French comprehender, or Latin comprehendere, from com- 'together' + prehendere 'grasp'.

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