Definitions of understand

  1. To have intelligence; to be informed; to learn.
  2. To be apprised, or have information, of; to learn; to be informed of; to hear; as, I understand that Congress has passed the bill.
  3. To recognize or hold as being or signifying; to suppose to mean; to interpret; to explain.
  4. To mean without expressing; to imply tacitly; to take for granted; to assume.
  5. To stand under; to support.
  6. To be informed of; know the meaning of; assume or infer.
  7. 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.
  8. To comprehend; have just ideas of; know; learn; suppose to mean; mean without expressing.
  9. To take in or make out the meaning of; perceive; comprehend.
  10. To take or suppose to mean; supply mentally.
  11. To learn; have information of.
  12. To be informed; to have or receive knowledge.
  13. To know what something means; to be informed.
  14. To have the use of the intellectual faculties: to be informed: to learn.
  15. be understanding of; " You don't need to explain-- I understand!"
  16. know and comprehend the nature or meaning of; " She did not understand her husband"; " I understand what she means"
  17. 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"
  18. 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.
  19. To comprehend.
  20. To know through information.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. Understanding.
  24. Understood.
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