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Verb: understand (understood)  ,ún-du(r)'stand
  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
    "I don't understand the idea";
    - realize, realise [Brit], see
  3. Make sense of a language
    "She understands French";
    - read, interpret, translate
  4. Believe to be the case
    "I understand you have no previous experience?";
    - infer
  5. Be understanding of
    "You don't need to explain--I understand!";
    - sympathize, sympathise [Brit], empathize, empathise [Brit]

Derived forms: understanding, understands, understood

Type of: believe

Encyclopedia: Understand