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Adjective: understood  ,ún-du(r)'stûd
  1. Implied by or inferred from actions or statements
    "the understood provisos of a custody agreement";
    - silent, tacit
  2. Fully apprehended as to purport, meaning or explanation
    "the understood conditions of troop withdrawal were clear"
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]

See also: appreciated, apprehended, comprehended, implicit, inexplicit, interpreted, taken

Type of: believe

Antonym: ununderstood

Encyclopedia: Understood