Word Study/Understand



[uhn-der-stand]  verb, un·der·stood, un·der·stand·ing.

verb (used with object)

1.  to perceive the meaning of; grasp the idea of; comprehend: to understand Spanish; I didn’t understand your question.
2.  to be thoroughly familiar with; apprehend clearly the character, nature, or subtleties of: to understand a trade.
3.  to assign a meaning to; interpret: He understood her suggestion as a complaint.
4.  to grasp the significance, implications, or importance of: He does not understand responsibility.
5.  to regard as firmly communicated; take as agreed or settled: I understand that you will repay this loan in 30 days.

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