comprehending, present participle; comprehended, past tense; comprehends, 3rd person singular present; comprehended, past participle;
Grasp mentally; understand
he couldn't comprehend her reasons for marrying Lovat
I simply couldn't comprehend what had happened
Include, comprise, or encompass
a divine order comprehending all men
grok: get the meaning of something; "Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?"
perceive: to become aware of through the senses; "I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon"
embrace: include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory; "This group encompasses a wide range of people from different backgrounds"; "this should cover everyone in the group"
(comprehended) appreciated: fully understood or grasped; "dangers not yet appreciated"; "these apprehended truths"; "a thing comprehended is a thing known as fully as it can be known"
(comprehension) an ability to understand the meaning or importance of something (or the knowledge acquired as a result); "how you can do that is beyond my comprehension"; "he was famous for his comprehension of American literature"
(comprehension) inclusion: the relation of comprising something; "he admired the inclusion of so many ideas in such a short work"
(Comprehension (logic)) In logic, the comprehension of an object is the totality of intensions, that is, attributes, characters, marks, properties, or qualities, that the object possesses, or else the totality of intensions that are pertinent to the context of a given discussion. ...
to cover, include, or contain; to understand or grasp fully and thoroughly