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

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