Associations to the word «Understand»


UNDERSTAND, verb. (transitive) To be aware of the meaning of.
UNDERSTAND, verb. To believe, based on information.
UNDERSTAND, verb. To impute meaning, character etc. that is not explicitly stated.
UNDERSTAND, verb. (obsolete) (rare) (humorous) To stand under; to support.

Dictionary definition

UNDERSTAND, verb. Know and comprehend the nature or meaning of; "She did not understand her husband"; "I understand what she means".
UNDERSTAND, verb. 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, verb. Make sense of a language; "She understands French"; "Can you read Greek?".
UNDERSTAND, verb. Believe to be the case; "I understand you have no previous experience?".
UNDERSTAND, verb. Be understanding of; "You don't need to explain--I understand!".

Wise words

Words, words, words! They shut one off from the universe. Three quarters of the time one's never in contact with things, only with the beastly words that stand for them.
Aldous Huxley