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understand

un·der·stand

understand

 
pronunciation:
uhn dr staend
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part of speech: verb
inflections: understands, understanding, understood
definition 1: to get the meaning, nature, or importance of.
Do you understand what you're reading?
synonyms:
comprehend, grasp, perceive, see
antonyms:
misunderstand
similar words:
apprehend, fathom, follow, get, know, read, realize, recognize, seize
definition 2: to know very well the ways and nature of.
She understands computers.
similar words:
comprehend, fathom, know
definition 3: take as settled; assume.
The rules of the game must be understood by all players.
similar words:
accept, assume, presume, suppose
definition 4: to hear, learn, or be told; gather.
I understand that lunch is free today.
synonyms:
gather, hear
similar words:
infer, learn
definition 5: to have sympathy for.
No one understands me.
synonyms:
sympathize with
similar words:
appreciate, feel, know, recognize, see
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