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  Definition of understanding
  1. the capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination; "we are told that man is endowed with reason and capable of distinguishing good from evil"
  2. the cognitive condition of someone who understands; "he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect"
  3. an inclination to support or be loyal to or to agree with an opinion; "his sympathies were always with the underdog"; "I knew I could count on his understanding"
  4. the statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises; "they had an agreement that they would not interfere in each other''s business"; "there was an understanding between management and the workers"
  5. characterized by understanding based on comprehension and discernment and empathy; "an understanding friend"
Similar Words: reason, intellect, apprehension, discernment, savvy, sympathy, agreement

 

Hyponyms: comprehension, self-knowledge, smattering, appreciation, grasp, hold, grasping, hindsight, insight, brainstorm, brainwave, realization, realisation, recognition, conspiracy, confederacy, covenant, unilateral contract, sale, sales agreement, bargain, deal, working agreement, gentlemen's agreement, written agreement, submission, entente, entente cordiale, oral contract, reservation, settlement, severance agreement, suicide pact

 

Derivational Morphology: reason, argue, reason out, conclude, get the picture, comprehend, savvy, dig, grasp, compass, apprehend, understand, realize, realise, see, sympathize, sympathise, empathize, empathise, agree

 

Anagrams: desert iguana

 

 
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