|Origin:||comprehendere 'to take hold of completely', from com- ( COM-) + prehendere ( PREHENSILE)|
com‧pre‧hend [intransitive,transitive not in progressive]
She cannot comprehend the extent of the disaster.
I did not fully comprehend what had happened.
comprehend what/how/why etc
It may be hard to comprehend how much this gift means for my country.
comprehend that! In spoken English and ordinary written English, it is more usual to use understand.
Finally, she comprehended that he wanted his pay.