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Definitions and Synonyms of understood | Another word for understood | What is understood?

Definition 1: fully apprehended as to purport or meaning or explanation - [adjective denoting all]

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

  • the understood conditions of troop withdrawal were clear

(understood is similar to ...) fully understood or grasped

"dangers not yet appreciated" "these apprehended truths" "a thing comprehended is a thing known as fully as it can be known"

(understood is similar to ...) understood in a certain way; made sense of

"a word taken literally" "a smile taken as consent" "an open door interpreted as an invitation"

Definition 2: implied by or inferred from actions or statements - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • gave silent consent
  • a tacit agreement
  • the understood provisos of a custody agreement

Synonyms for understood in the sense of this definition

(understood is similar to ...) implied though not directly expressed; inherent in the nature of something

"an implicit agreement not to raise the subject" "there was implicit criticism in his voice" "anger was implicit in the argument" "the oak is implicit in the acorn"

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