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Definitions of understand

  1. be understanding of; " You don't need to explain-- I understand!"
  2. believe to be the case; " I understand you have no previous experience?"
  3. make sense of a language; " She understands French"; " Can you read Greek?"
  4. perceive mentally, as of an idea; " Now I see!"; " I just can't see your point"; " Does she realize how important this decision is?"; " I don't understand the idea"
  5. know and comprehend the nature or meaning of; " She did not understand her husband"; " I understand what she means"
  6. perceive ( an idea or situation) mentally; " Now I see!"; " I just can't see your point"; " Does she realize how important this decision is?"; " I don't understand the idea"
  7. To have just and adequate ideas of; to apprehended the meaning or intention of; to have knowledge of; to comprehend; to know; as, to understand a problem in Euclid; to understand a proposition or a declaration; the court understands the advocate or his argument; to understand the sacred oracles; to understand a nod or a wink.
  8. To be apprised, or have information, of; to learn; to be informed of; to hear; as, I understand that Congress has passed the bill.
  9. To recognize or hold as being or signifying; to suppose to mean; to interpret; to explain.
  10. To mean without expressing; to imply tacitly; to take for granted; to assume.
  11. To stand under; to support.
  12. To have the use of the intellectual faculties; to be an intelligent being.
  13. To be informed; to have or receive knowledge.
  14. To be informed of; know the meaning of; assume or infer.
  15. To know what something means; to be informed.
  16. Understood.
  17. Understanding.
  18. To comprehend: to have just ideas of: to know thoroughly: to be informed of: to learn: to suppose to mean: to mean without expressing: to imply.
  19. To have the use of the intellectual faculties: to be informed: to learn.
  20. To comprehend; have just ideas of; know; learn; suppose to mean; mean without expressing.
  21. To take in or make out the meaning of; perceive; comprehend.
  22. To take or suppose to mean; supply mentally.
  23. To learn; have information of.
  24. To comprehend.
  25. To know through information.
  26. To have just and adequate ideas of; to comprehend; to know; to apprehend; to know the meaning of; to suppose to mean; to interpret; to mean without expressing; to know what is not expressed; to learn; to be informed.
  27. To have intelligence; to be informed; to learn.
  28. To comprehend fully; to have just and adequate ideas of; to know the meaning of; to mean without expressing; to know what is not expressed; to be informed by another; to learn.
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Quotes of understand

  1. Any newspaper, from the first line to the last, is nothing but a web of horrors, I cannot understand how an innocent hand can touch a newspaper without convulsing in disgust. – Charles Baudelaire
  2. Food might be more immediately important than history but if you don't understand what's been done to you- by your own people and the so -called "they"- you can never get around it. – Henry Hampton
  3. I'm concentrating on staying healthy, having peace, being happy, remembering what is important, taking in nature and animals, spending time reading, trying to understand the universe, where science and the spiritual meet. – Joan Jett
  4. I want you to give all these chiefs of the soldiers here to understand that we are for peace, and that we have made peace, that we may not be mistaken by them for enemies. – Black Kettle
  5. Do you know why language manifests itself the way it does in my work? It's because I understand short attention spans. – Barbara Kruger
  6. I've definitely grown apart from a lot of my friends. Some of them don't understand the schedule, and it's not that I don't want to talk to them, it's that sometimes I am really busy and can't get back to them. – Mila Kunis
  7. The one book necessary to be understood by a divine, is the Bible; any others are to be read, chiefly, in order to understand that. – Francis Lockier
  8. I did private study for about a month, five days a week, six hours a day. I came to understand the character in ways that I never would've previous to that. I was so innocent in respect to ways of creating characters. – Corin Nemec
  9. So Whitehead's metaphysics doesn't fit very well on to physics as we understand the process of the world. – John Polkinghorne
  10. Whole areas of knowledge and information have been defined into nonexistence because the system cannot know, understand control, or measure them. – Anne Wilson Schaef
  11. People don't understand computers. Computers are magical boxes that do things. People believe what computers tell them. – Bruce Scheneier
  12. I thought that subtitles are boring because they're there generally to serve us with information to make you understand what people are saying in a different language. – Tony Scott
  13. All that I say is, examine, inquire. Look into the nature of things. Search out the grounds of your opinions, the for and against. Know why you believe, understand what you believe, and possess a reason for the faith that is in you. – Frances Wright
  14. In order to properly understand the big picture, everyone should fear becoming mentally clouded and obsessed with one small section of truth. – Xun Zi
  15. The Stanford prison experiment came out of class exercises in which I encouraged students to understand the dynamics of prison life. – Philip Zimbardo

Usage examples for understand

  1. Oh, do you understand Dudley? – Winding Paths by Gertrude Page
  2. You dont understand Providence. – Misalliance by George Bernard Shaw
  3. Man- man, do not you understand – Princess Maritza by Percy Brebner
  4. But I believe you will understand me. – The Call of the Canyon by Zane Grey
  5. " That I can understand – East of the Shadows by Mrs. Hubert Barclay
  6. Can't you understand anything? – Miss Lulu Bett by Zona Gale
  7. And who should understand them if he did not? – The Heart of Unaga by Ridgwell Cullum
  8. What they can understand – One Maid's Mischief by George Manville Fenn
  9. We all understand Collie. – The Mysterious Rider by Zane Grey
  10. You don't understand Miss Gilmore. – By Wit of Woman by Arthur W. Marchmont
  11. You understand you do understand me. – Kenelm Chillingly, Book 8. by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  12. Don't you understand me, Sylvia? – Ranching for Sylvia by Harold Bindloss
  13. I understand sare, my ver' good frien'. – Dave Darrin's First Year at Annapolis by H. Irving Hancock
  14. " Hanani," she said, " I don't quite understand everything. – The Lamp in the Desert by Ethel M. Dell
  15. You don't understand right now, but you may ... – Bruce of the Circle A by Harold Titus
  16. Yes, I understand that now. – Running Sands by Reginald Wright Kauffman
  17. I don't know that I understand that. – The Heritage of the Hills by Arthur P. Hankins
  18. " Well, then, I don't understand it. – Lalage's Lovers 1911 by George A. Birmingham
  19. " I could understand said Victoria. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  20. She could not understand him at all. – Oh, Money! Money! by Eleanor Hodgman Porter

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