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com-prehendō (conp-) or comprēndō, dī, sus, ere,

to bind together, unite: eas navīs funibus, L.—To take hold of, seize, catch, grasp, apprehend: quid (opus est) manibus, si nihil comprehendendum est?: comprehendunt utrumque et orant, Cs.: comprensa manūs effugit imago, V.: forcipe linguam, O.—To include: circuitus rupis XXXII. stadia comprehendit, Cu.—To attack, seize, lay hold of, arrest, catch, apprehend, capture: hunc pro moecho, T.: hostem: fures, Ct.: lictores, L.: alqm in furto: alqm in fugā, Cs.—To detect, discover: adulterium: res indicio. — Of places, to occupy, seize upon: aliis comprehensis collibus munitiones perfecerunt, Cs. — Of fire: ignem, to catch, Cs.: flammā comprehensā naves sunt combustae, Cs.: ignis robora comprendit, V.: avidis comprenditur ignibus agger, O.: comprehensa aedificia, L. — Fig., to take in, grasp, perceive, comprehend: opinionem mentibus: omnia animis: sensu: alqd memoriā, hold.—To comprise, express, describe, recount, narrate: breviter comprehensa sententia: alqd brevi: aliquid dictis, O.: (species) numero, to enumerate, V.: numerum, to reckon, O.—To include, bind, embrace: multos amicitiā: omnibus officiis, per patrem, totam praefecturam.

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