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Understand

Un`der`stand´   Pronunciation: ŭn`dẽr`stănd´
v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Understood (ŭn`dẽr*stŎd"), and Archaic Understanded; p. pr. & vb. n. Understanding.]
I understand not what you mean by this.
- Shak.
A tongue not understanded of the people.
- Bk. of Com. Prayer.
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.
To give one to understand
to cause one to know.
To make one's self understood
to make one's meaning clear.
v. i.1.To have the use of the intellectual faculties; to be an intelligent being.
Imparadised in you, in whom alone
I understand, and grow, and see.
- Donne.
2.To be informed; to have or receive knowledge.
Verb1.understand - know and comprehend the nature or meaning of; "She did not understand her husband"; "I understand what she means"
2.understand - 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"
Synonyms: realize, see, realise
3.understand - make sense of a language; "She understands French"; "Can you read Greek?"
4.understand - believe to be the case; "I understand you have no previous experience?"
Synonyms: infer
5.understand - be understanding of; "You don't need to explain--I understand!"
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