understand

  • 1 understand — understand, comprehend, appreciate mean to have a clear idea or conception or full and exact knowledge of something. Understand and comprehend both imply an obtaining of a mental grasp of something and in much of their use are freely… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 2 Understand — Un der*stand ([u^]n d[ e]r*st[a^]nd ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Understood} (([u^]n d[ e]r*st[oo^]d ),), and Archaic {Understanded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Understanding}.] [OE. understanden, AS. understandan, literally, to stand under; cf. AS. forstandan… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 understand — [un΄dər stand′] vt. understood, understanding [ME understanden < OE understandan, lit., to stand among, hence observe, understand] 1. to get or perceive the meaning of; know or grasp what is meant by; comprehend [to understand a question] 2.… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 Understand — is a commercial static code analysis software tool produced by SciTools. It is primarily used to reverse engineer, automatically document, and calculate code metrics for projects with large code bases.Understand works through an IDE designed to… …

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  • 5 Understand — Un der*stand , v. i. 1. To have the use of the intellectual faculties; to be an intelligent being. [1913 Webster] Imparadised in you, in whom alone I understand, and grow, and see. Donne. [1913 Webster] 2. To be informed; to have or receive… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 understand — (v.) O.E. understandan comprehend, grasp the idea of, probably lit. stand in the midst of, from under + standan to stand (see STAND (Cf. stand)). If this is the meaning, the under is not the usual word meaning beneath, but from O.E. under, from… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 understand — [v1] appreciate, comprehend accept, apprehend, be aware, be conscious of, be with it*, catch, catch on, conceive, deduce, discern, distinguish, explain, fathom, figure out, find out, follow, get*, get the hang of*, get the idea*, get the picture* …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 understand — I verb absorb, apperceive, appreciate, apprehend, assimilate, be apprised, be informed, cognize, comprehend, conceive, conclude, conjecture, deduce, digest, discern, fathom, gather, glean, grasp, infer, intellegere, internalize, know, learn,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 9 understand by — index construe (comprehend) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 10 understand — ► VERB (past and past part. understood) 1) perceive the intended meaning of (words, a language, or a speaker). 2) perceive the significance, explanation, or cause of. 3) interpret or view in a particular way. 4) infer from information received.… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 understand */*/*/ — UK [ˌʌndə(r)ˈstænd] / US [ˌʌndərˈstænd] verb [never progressive] Word forms understand : present tense I/you/we/they understand he/she/it understands present participle understanding past tense understood UK [ˌʌndə(r)ˈstʊd] / US [ˌʌndərˈstʊd]… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 understand — un|der|stand W1S1 [ˌʌndəˈstænd US ər ] v past tense and past participle understood [ ˈstud] [not in progressive] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(meaning)¦ 2¦(fact/idea)¦ 3¦(person/feelings)¦ 4¦(believe/think)¦ 5 give somebody to understand (that) 6 be understood… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 understand — un|der|stand [ ,ʌndər stænd ] (past tense and past participle un|der|stood [ ,ʌndər stud ] ) verb never progressive *** ▸ 1 know what someone/something means ▸ 2 know reasons/effects ▸ 3 know how someone feels ▸ 4 have heard/read something ▸ 5 in …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 understand — [[t]ʌ̱ndə(r)stæ̱nd[/t]] ♦ understands, understanding, understood 1) VERB: no cont If you understand someone or understand what they are saying, you know what they mean. [V n] I think you heard and also understand me... [ …

    English dictionary

  • 15 understand — verb past tense and past participle understood / stUd/ (not in progressive) 1 MEANING (I, T) to know the meaning of what someone is telling you, or the language that they speak: She doesn t understand English try Spanish. | I m sorry, I don t… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 understand — verb ADVERB ▪ clearly, well ▪ completely, fully, perfectly, quite, thoroughly, totally, truly ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 17 understand — v. 1) to understand clearly, perfectly 2) (d; tr.) to understand by (what do you understand by this term?) 3) (H) I understood her to say that she would attend the meeting 4) (K) I cannot understand his behaving like that 5) (L) I understand that …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 18 understand — v. (past and past part. stood) 1 tr. perceive the meaning of (words, a person, a language, etc.) (does not understand what you say; understood you perfectly; cannot understand French). 2 tr. perceive the significance or explanation or cause of… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 19 understand — /un deuhr stand /, v., understood, understanding. v.t. 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,… …

    Universalium

  • 20 understand*/*/*/ — [ˌʌndəˈstænd] (past tense and past participle understood [ˌʌndəˈstʊd] ) verb 1) [I/T] to know what someone or something means I didn t understand a word he was saying.[/ex] The instructions were easy to understand.[/ex] I m sorry, I don t… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English