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comprehend

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It is the paradox of life that the way to miss pleasure is to seek it first. The very first condition of lasting happiness is that a life should be full of purpose, aiming at something outside self.
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Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] comprehendere (to grasp), from the prefix com-, + prehendere (to seize).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA: /ˈkɒm.pɹiˌhɛnd/, SAMPA: /"kQm.pri.hEnd/

Verb

Infinitive
to comprehend

Third person singular
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Simple past
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Past participle
-

Present participle
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to comprehend (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. to cover, include, or contain
    This book comprehends all the topics that are relevant for you.
    1776: In the second century of the Christian Æra, the empire of Rome comprehended the fairest part of the earth, and the most civilized portion of mankind : The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire : Edward Gibbon. This edition Penguin 2000. p. 9
  2. to understand or grasp fully and thoroughly.

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