What is the meaning of understand?


  • Know and comprehend the nature or meaning of.
    • usage: "She did not understand her husband"; "I understand what she means"
  • Perceive (an idea or situation) mentally.
    • usage: "Now I see"; "I just can't see your point"; "Does she realize how important this decision is"; "I don't understand the idea"
  • Make sense of a language.
    • usage: "She understands French"; "Can you read Greek"
  • Believe to be the case.
    • usage: "I understand you have no previous experience"
  • Be understanding of.
    • usage: "You don't need to explain-I understand"
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APAWordNet. (2010). understand. Retrieved June 23, 2017, from http://smartdefine.org/understand/definitions/1318147
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "understand" http://smartdefine.org/understand/definitions/1318147 (accessed June 23, 2017).
HarvardWordNet 2010, understand, Smart Define, viewed 23 June, 2017, <http://smartdefine.org/understand/definitions/1318147>.
MLAWordNet. "understand" 23 October 2010. Web. 23 June 2017. <http://smartdefine.org/understand/definitions/1318147>
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