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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Comprehend

COMPREHEND, verb transitive Literally, to take in; to take with, or together.

1. To contain; to include; to comprise.

The empire of Great Britain comprehends England, Scotland and Ireland, with their dependencies.

2. To imply; to contain or include by implication or construction.

If there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. Romans 13:9.

3. To understand; to conceive; that is, to take, hold or contain in the mind; to possess or to have in idea; according to the popular phrase, I take your meaning.

God doeth great things, which we cannot comprehend Job 37:5.

It is not always safe to disbelieve a proposition or statement, because we do not comprehend it.