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understand

 
Verb understand has 5 senses
  1. understand - know and comprehend the nature or meaning of; "She did not understand her husband"; "I understand what she means"
    Derived form: noun understanding1
    Sample sentences:
    Sam and Sue understand the movie
    They won't understand the story
  2. understand, realize, realise, see - 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"
    Derived form: noun understanding1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
  3. understand, read, interpret, translate - make sense of a language; "She understands French"; "Can you read Greek?"
    --3 is one way to understand
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
  4. understand, infer - believe to be the case; "I understand you have no previous experience?"
    --4 is one way to believe
    Sample sentence:
    They understand him to write the letter
  5. sympathize, sympathise, empathize, empathise, understand - be understanding of; "You don't need to explain--I understand!"
    Derived form: noun understanding3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
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