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 for Comprehending
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Comprehend \Com`pre*hend"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Comprehended;
     p. pr. & vb. n. Comprehending.] [L. comprehendere,
     comprehensum; com- + prehendere to grasp, seize; prae before
     + hendere (used only in comp.). See Get, and cf.
     Comprise.]
     1. To contain; to embrace; to include; as, the states
        comprehended in the Austrian Empire.
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              Who hath . . . comprehended the dust of the earth in
              a measure.                            --Is. xl. 12.
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     2. To take in or include by construction or implication; to
        comprise; to imply.
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              Comprehended all in this one word, Discretion.
                                                    --Hobbes.
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              And if there be any other commandment, it is briefly
              comprehended in this saying.          --Rom. xiii.
                                                    9.
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     3. To take into the mind; to grasp with the understanding; to
        apprehend the meaning of; to understand.
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              At a loss to comprehend the question. --W. Irwing.
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              Great things doeth he, which we can not comprehend.
                                                    --Job. xxxvii.
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     Syn: To contain; include; embrace; comprise; inclose; grasp;
          embody; involve; imply; apprehend; imagine; conceive;
          understand. See Apprehend.
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