(v.) = comprehend ; gain + an understanding ; grasp ; have + some grasp ; understand ; achieve + understanding ; fathom ; sympathise [sympathize, -USA] ; see ; get + Posesivo + head around ; wrap + Posesivo + head around ; have + a handle on ; get + a handle on ; get + Posesivo + head around. Ex: Thus, a predominant feature of such software packages is the user related interfaces, which permit a non-programmer to comprehend and interrogate the data stored. Ex: Read the document with a view to gaining an understanding of its content and an appreciation of its scope. Ex: She must try to convince him that no single individual, no matter how gifted, can any longer grasp the innumerable facets of modern corporate effort. Ex: It is necessary to have some grasp of some fundamental aspects of computerized information-retrieval systems. Ex: They assume only that the reader has some knowledge of the subject, so that the abstract can be understood. Ex: From time to time it may be necessary to consult external references sources in order for the indexer to achieve a sufficient understanding of the document content for effective indexing. Ex: As she ascended the staircase to the library director's office, she tried to fathom the reason for the imperious summons. Ex: In World War 2 librarians generally sympathised with Britain, but many were isolationist or apathetic during the early years = En la Segunda Guerra Mundial los bibliotecarios generalmente simpatizaban con Gran Bretaña, aunque muchos mantuvieron una actitud no intervencionista o indiferente durante los primeros años. Ex: I don't see why the smokers can't leave the building briefly when they want to smoke. Ex: You are not quite sure how one man could get his head around this at the time, but he managed, in a masterful way. Ex: Sleuthing is like second-nature to her, and she can't possibly wrap her head around the concept of renouncing it completely. Ex: 'I sure wish I had a better handle on this contract language,' he said. Ex: Children get a handle on personal responsibility by holding a library card of their own, a card that gives them access to new worlds. Ex: This is a major learning curve for me and I think I'm just starting to get my head around it. ---- * a medio comprender = half-understood. * ayudar a comprender mejor = offer + insights ; improve + understanding ; give + an insight into ; glean + insights ; provide + an insight into ; lend + understanding to. * comprender bien = be clear in + Posesivo + mind. * comprender mal = misunderstand. * comprender mejor = gain + an insight into ; increase + Posesivo + understanding ; place + Nombre + in/into + perspective ; put into + perspective ; gain + a better understanding ; gain + a greater understanding ; gain + a better sense of ; get + a better sense of ; get + an insight into. * comprender + Posesivo + propias acciones = understand + Posesivo + own actions. * comprenderse bien = be well understood. * comprender un punto de vista = take + point. * difícil de comprender = difficult to understand. * empezar a comprender = grow on/upon + Pronombre. * fácil de comprender = easy to grasp. * hacer comprender = bring + home. * no comprender = be beyond + Pronombre. * no puedo comprender = I can't get over. (v.) = comprise (of) ; include ; overarch. Ex: The first edition comprised basic classes analysed into facets, using the colon as the notational device for synthesis. Ex: Document descriptions may be included in catalogues, bibliographies and other listings of documents. Ex: This will provide a multi-disciplinary forum, where differences in methodologies, languages and techniques are overarched and hopefully overcome.