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comprehend
used in Treasure Island

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Definition
to understand something — especially to understand it completely
  • I could not comprehend why the watchmen had taken no alarm.
    Chapter 23 — The Ebb-tide Runs (65% in)
comprehend = understand
  • The arms are easy found, in the sand-hill, N. point of north inlet cape, bearing E. and a quarter N. J.F. That was all; but brief as it was, and to me incomprehensible, it filled the squire and Dr. Livesey with delight.
    Chapter 6 — The Captain's Papers (85% in)
  • And then, of a sudden, I began to comprehend.
    Chapter 24 — The Cruise of the Coracle (95% in)

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