Definition: believe to be the case
Usage: I understand you have no previous experience?
Similar words: believe
Definition: accept as true; take to be true
Usage: I believed his report; We didn't believe his stories from the War; She believes in spirits
Definition: make sense of a language
Usage: She understands French; Can you read Greek?
Similar words: understand
Definition: know and comprehend the nature or meaning of
Usage: She did not understand her husband; I understand what she means