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Definition 1: know and comprehend the nature or meaning of - [verb of cognition]

Samples where understand or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She did not understand her husband
  • I understand what she means

(... is a kind of understand ) get the meaning of something

"Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?"

(... is a kind of understand ) find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of

"did you solve the problem?" "Work out your problems with the boss" "this unpleasant situation isn't going to work itself out" "did you get it?" "Did you get my meaning?" "He could not work the math problem"

(... is a kind of understand ) comprehend

"I cannot make out what this politician is saying"

(... is a kind of understand ) make sense of; assign a meaning to

"What message do you see in this letter?" "How do you interpret his behavior?"

(... is a kind of understand ) to hear and understand

"I read you loud and clear!"

(... is a kind of understand ) make sense of a language

"She understands French" "Can you read Greek?"

(... is a kind of understand ) comprehend

"He could not touch the meaning of the poem"

(... is a kind of understand ) grasp with the mind or develop an understanding of

"did you catch that allusion?" "We caught something of his theory in the lecture" "don't catch your meaning" "did you get it?" "She didn't get the joke" "I just don't get him"

(... is a kind of understand ) grasp the meaning

"Can you follow her argument?" "When he lectures, I cannot follow"

(... is a kind of understand ) comprehend

"I sensed the real meaning of his letter"

(... is a kind of understand ) come to understand

Definition 2: perceive (an idea or situation) mentally - [verb of cognition]

Samples where understand or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Now I see!
  • I just can't see your point
  • Does she realize how important this decision is?
  • I don't understand the idea

Synonyms for understand in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of understand ) become conscious of

"She finally perceived the futility of her protest"

(... is a kind of understand ) be fully aware of; realize fully

"Do you appreciate the full meaning of this letter?"

(understand has a similar meaning as ...) imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind

"I can't see him on horseback!" "I can see what will happen" "I can see a risk in this strategy"

(understand has a similar meaning as ...) see and understand, have a good eye

"The artist must first learn to see"

Definition 3: believe to be the case - [verb of cognition]

Samples where understand or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I understand you have no previous experience?

Synonyms for understand in the sense of this definition

(understand is a kind of ...) accept as true; take to be true

"I believed his report" "We didn't believe his stories from the War" "She believes in spirits"

Definition 4: make sense of a language - [verb of cognition]

Samples where understand or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She understands French
  • Can you read Greek?

Synonyms for understand in the sense of this definition

(understand is a kind of ...) know and comprehend the nature or meaning of

"She did not understand her husband" "I understand what she means"

Definition 5: be understanding of - [verb of cognition]

Samples where understand or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • You don't need to explain--I understand!

Synonyms for understand in the sense of this definition

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