Main entry: understand
Definition: know and comprehend the nature or meaning of
Usage: She did not understand her husband; I understand what she means
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
Definition: believe to be the case
Usage: I understand you have no previous experience?
Definition: make sense of a language
Usage: She understands French; Can you read Greek?
Definition: be understanding of
Usage: You don't need to explain--I understand!