Definitions for understand
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word understand.
know and comprehend the nature or meaning of
"She did not understand her husband"; "I understand what she means"
understand, realize, realise, seeverb
perceive (an idea or situation) mentally
"Now I see!"; "I just can't see your point"; "Does she realize how important this decision is?"; "I don't understand the idea"
understand, read, interpret, translateverb
make sense of a language
"She understands French"; "Can you read Greek?"
believe to be the case
"I understand you have no previous experience?"
sympathize, sympathise, empathize, empathise, understandverb
be understanding of
"You don't need to explain--I understand!"
To be aware of the meaning of.
To believe, based on information.
I understand that you have information for me.
To impute meaning, character etc. that is not explicitly stated.
To apply values (axioms).
Etymology: From understanden, from understandan, from under + standanan, equivalent to under- + standan. Cognate with understunda, understantan, Middle understande. Compare also onderstaan, unterstehen. More at inter-, stand.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: understandan , Saxon.
The Ulysses of Ovid upbraids his ignorance, that he understood not the shield for which he pleaded. Dryden.
His sin might have been greater in that respect: but that it was not so to be understood, appears by the opposition. Edward Stillingfleet.
The most learned interpreters understood the words of sin, and not of Abel. John Locke.
I have given thee a wise and understanding heart. Chronicles.
I understood of the evil Eliashib did. Neh. xiii. 7.
I understand by Sanga, you have been
Solicited against the commonwealth
By one Umbrenus. Ben Jonson, Cataline.
All my soul be
Imparadis’d in you, in whom alone
I understand, and grow, and see. John Donne.
to have just and adequate ideas of; to apprehended the meaning or intention of; to have knowledge of; to comprehend; to know; as, to understand a problem in Euclid; to understand a proposition or a declaration; the court understands the advocate or his argument; to understand the sacred oracles; to understand a nod or a wink
to be apprised, or have information, of; to learn; to be informed of; to hear; as, I understand that Congress has passed the bill
to recognize or hold as being or signifying; to suppose to mean; to interpret; to explain
to mean without expressing; to imply tacitly; to take for granted; to assume
to stand under; to support
to have the use of the intellectual faculties; to be an intelligent being
to be informed; to have or receive knowledge
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
un-dėr-stand′, v.t. to comprehend: to have just ideas of: to know thoroughly: to be informed of: to learn: to suppose to mean: to mean without expressing: to imply.—v.i. to have the use of the intellectual faculties: to be informed: to learn.—adj. Understan′dable.—p.adj. Understan′ded (obs.), understood (with of).—n. Understan′ding, the act of comprehending: the faculty or the act of the mind by which it understands or thinks: the power to understand: knowledge: exact comprehension: agreement of minds: harmony.—adj. knowing, skilful.—adv. Understan′dingly.—Understands′, in Scotch Version of Psalms, used for Understandest. [A.S. understandan, to stand under or in the midst of a thing.]
To feel and know intuitively.
They did understand the nature of their love, unity and engagement and knew their marriage was for life.
Submitted by MaryC on February 15, 2020
To perceive intuitively through the brain, conscience, consciousness, heart, mind, spirit, soul and subconscious.
We do understand each other and trust the unity of our soul and love.
Submitted by MaryC on February 15, 2020
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'understand' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #676
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'understand' in Written Corpus Frequency: #456
Rank popularity for the word 'understand' in Verbs Frequency: #91
The numerical value of understand in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of understand in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Why don't we wait until we see what happens. We have just three weeks left, as I understand, and we should know whether we're going to have a deal with the Iranians, i personally am going to wait and see what happens, whether we have a deal and then look at all the legislation at that time.
We tried to present it as if everyone during the Russian Revolution had a Twitter account. So it's now a bit like following the revolution live on a Facebook news feed, young Russians aren't reading books the same way older Russians did, so we are bringing them these stories to their mobile phones in a way they can understand.
Nancy Brophy and Dan Brophy had an unusually healthy and vibrant and marriage, right up until the very end, after you've heard all the evidence in this case we are certain that you will understand that Nancy Brophy did not kill her husband.
We are her birth parents, we do not understand why she feels it's necessary to misrepresent her ethnicity.
We're going to have to wait for a couple of months yet, until we can see how those data develop and mature to understand when will that additional booster dose -- if needed -- have to be given, i think we can be confident, Wolf, getting a booster shot will provide protection throughout the holiday season and throughout these winter months.
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Translations for understand
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- разумець, зразумецьBelarusian
- comprendre, entendreCatalan, Valencian
- chápat, pochopit, rozumět, porozumětCzech
- begribe, forstå, fatte, underforstå, opfatte, mene, indseDanish
- den Eindruck haben, verstehen, glauben, begreifenGerman
- κατανοώ, αντιλαμβάνομαι, καταλαβαίνωGreek
- entender, comprenderSpanish
- mõistma, aru saamaEstonian
- osata, hiffata, ymmärtää, uskoa, kässätä, käsittää, snaijata, älytä, tajuta, bonjataFinnish
- entendre, comprendreFrench
- ferstean, begripeWestern Frisian
- tud, felfog, megért, értesül, értHungarian
- skilja, skiljastIcelandic
- capire, comprendere, intendereItalian
- 理解する, 信じる, 分かる, 理解Japanese
- түсіну, ұғуKazakh
- 이해하다, 알다Korean
- تێگهیشت, سهر لێ دهرچونKurdish
- аңдоо, түшүнүүKyrgyz
- intellegō, interpretor, video, comprehendō, capio, conspicio, percipio, teneo, scio, crēdō, exaudioLatin
- orotau, mātau, aweko, aroMāori
- мэдэх, ойлгохMongolian
- snappen, begrijpen, geloven, verstaanDutch
- kunne, forstå, skjønne, fatteNorwegian
- ӕмбарынOssetian, Ossetic
- [[być]] [[świadomy, rozumieć, pojmowaćPolish
- compreender, acreditar, entenderPortuguese
- capir, tgapeir, chapirRomansh
- înțelege, pricepeRomanian
- понимать, понять, разуметьRussian
- cumprèndhere, cumprendiSardinian
- razumjeti, разумјети, razumeti, разуметиSerbo-Croatian
- තේරෙනවාSinhala, Sinhalese
- përvetësoj, ftillohem, kuptoj, besojAlbanian
- รู้เรื่อง, เข้าใจ, ทราบThai
- anglamoq, tushunmoqUzbek
- qonda, bonaZulu
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