- There's something else afoot, something I will never understand or comprehend.
- Still, so much time is spent on trying to rock the boat, in trying to understand and comprehend.
- I understood and comprehended what would take most children years to take in and be able to use.
Middle English: from Old French comprehender, or Latin comprehendere, from com- 'together' + prehendere 'grasp'.
prison from Old English:
This comes via Old French from Latin prehendere ‘to seize’. Prehendere is a rich source of English words, being found, amongst many, in apprehend (late 16th century), comprehend (late 16th century); prehensile (late 18th century); and reprehensible (Late Middle English). A shortening of prehendere lies behind praedari ‘plunder’ and praeda ‘booty’, which lie behind depredation (Late Middle English); predatory [L16]; and prey (Middle English).
Words that rhyme with comprehendamend, append, apprehend, ascend, attend, befriend, bend, blend, blende, commend, condescend, contend, defriend, depend, emend, end, expend, extend, fend, forfend, friend, impend, interdepend, lend, mend, misapprehend, misspend, offend, on-trend, Oostende, Ostend, perpend, portend, rend, reprehend, scrag-end, send, spend, subtend, suspend, tail end, tend, transcend, trend, underspend, unfriend, upend, vend, weekend, wend
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