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Meaning & Definition of Understand in English

English

Understand

/əndərstænd/

verb

1. Know and comprehend the nature or meaning of

  • "She did not understand her husband"
  • "I understand what she means"
    synonym:
  • understand

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • understand
  • ,
  • realize
  • ,
  • realise
  • ,
  • see

3. Make sense of a language

  • "She understands french"
  • "Can you read greek?"
    synonym:
  • understand
  • ,
  • read
  • ,
  • interpret
  • ,
  • translate

4. Believe to be the case

  • "I understand you have no previous experience?"
    synonym:
  • understand
  • ,
  • infer

5. Be understanding of

  • "You don't need to explain--i understand!"
    synonym:
  • sympathize
  • ,
  • sympathise
  • ,
  • empathize
  • ,
  • empathise
  • ,
  • understand

Examples of using

Does she understand Italian?
Why does my wife not understand me?
Have fun? What do you mean? I don't understand.