Definitions for understand

Definitions for (verb) understand

Main entry: understand

Definition: know and comprehend the nature or meaning of

Usage: She did not understand her husband; I understand what she means

Main entry: understand, see, realise, realize

Definition: 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

Main entry: understand, infer

Definition: believe to be the case

Usage: I understand you have no previous experience?

Main entry: interpret, understand, translate, read

Definition: make sense of a language

Usage: She understands French; Can you read Greek?

Main entry: understand, sympathise, sympathize, empathise, empathize

Definition: be understanding of

Usage: You don't need to explain--I understand!

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