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