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    understand - Dictionary definition and meaning for word understand

    Definition
    (verb) know and comprehend the nature or meaning of
    Example Sentence
    • She did not understand her husband
    • I understand what she means
    Definition
    (verb) perceive (an idea or situation) mentally
    Synonyms : realise , realize , see
    Example Sentence
    • Now I see!
    • I just can't see your point
    • Does she realize how important this decision is?
    • I don't understand the idea
    Definition
    (verb) make sense of a language
    Synonyms : interpret , read , translate
    Example Sentence
    • She understands French
    • Can you read Greek?
    Definition
    (verb) believe to be the case
    Synonyms : infer
    Example Sentence
    • I understand you have no previous experience?
    Definition
    (verb) be understanding of
    Example Sentence
    • You don't need to explain--I understand!
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