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  Definition of understand
  1. know and comprehend the nature or meaning of; "She did not understand her husband"; "I understand what she means"
  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"
  3. believe to be the case; "I understand you have no previous experience?"
  4. make sense of a language; "She understands French"; "Can you read Greek?"
  5. be understanding of; "You don''t need to explain--I understand!"
Similar Words: realize, realise, see, infer, read, interpret, translate, sympathize, sympathise, empathize, empathise

 

Hyponyms: get the picture, comprehend, savvy, dig, grasp, compass, apprehend, sense, follow, catch, get, touch, read, interpret, translate, construe, see, make out, solve, work out, figure out, puzzle out, lick, work, penetrate, fathom, bottom, perceive, appreciate, take account

 

Grouped Verbs: visualize, visualise, envision, project, fancy, see, figure, picture, image

 

Derivational Morphology: understanding, apprehension, discernment, savvy, realization, realisation, recognition, sympathy, empathy

 

Anagrams: transudate, understate

 

Language Translations:
Bulgarian: разбирам   Dutch: begrijpen  
Esperanto: kompreni   Finnish: ymmärtää  
French: comprendre   German: verstehen  
Greek: καταλαβαίνω   Hungarian: ért  
Indonesian: paham   Italian: capire  
Japanese: 分かる   Lithuanian: suprasti  
Norwegian: forstå   Polish: być świadomym znaczenia  
Portuguese: compreender   Spanish: entender  
Swedish: förstå  
 
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