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Synonyms for understand
ˌʌn dərˈstænd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. understand(verb)

    know and comprehend the nature or meaning of

    "She did not understand her husband"; "I understand what she means"

    Synonyms:
    see, translate, realize, sympathise, realise, infer, sympathize, empathize, read, empathise, interpret

  2. understand, realize, realise, see(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"

    Synonyms:
    earn, experience, take in, figure, date, go out, pull in, look, recognise, reckon, examine, go through, read, image, see to it, find, substantiate, go steady, actualize, construe, agnise, meet, view, get word, actualise, check, make, agnize, run across, see, find out, ascertain, fancy, picture, gain, translate, visualize, regard, empathize, realise, control, encounter, sympathise, assure, envision, watch, sympathize, run into, clear, infer, come across, determine, get a line, recognize, take care, escort, witness, get wind, ensure, attend, pick up, interpret, bring in, catch, visualise, consider, empathise, learn, realize, project, visit, discover, insure, hear

  3. understand, read, interpret, translate(verb)

    make sense of a language

    "She understands French"; "Can you read Greek?"

    Synonyms:
    construe, infer, scan, say, represent, sympathise, transform, show, empathize, rede, register, learn, interpret, sympathize, translate, study, record, empathise, take, realise, read, realize, render, see

  4. understand, infer(verb)

    believe to be the case

    "I understand you have no previous experience?"

    Synonyms:
    generalize, derive, infer, realise, generalise, sympathise, extrapolate, empathize, interpret, sympathize, translate, deduct, empathise, read, guess, realize, deduce, see

  5. sympathize, sympathise, empathize, empathise, understand(verb)

    be understanding of

    "You don't need to explain--I understand!"

    Synonyms:
    see, translate, realize, sympathise, realise, commiserate, sympathize, empathize, infer, read, empathise, interpret

Wiktionary

  1. understand(verb)

    Antonyms:
    misunderstand

  2. understand(verb)

    Synonyms:
    grasp, apprehend, comprehend, grok, realise, perceive, know

    Antonyms:
    misunderstand

  3. understand(verb)

    Synonyms:
    believe

    Antonyms:
    misunderstand

  4. understand(verb)

    Antonyms:
    misunderstand

  5. understand(verb)

    To apply values (axioms).

    Antonyms:
    misunderstand

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. understand

    We perceive what is presented through the senses. We apprehend what is presented to the mind, whether through the senses or by any other means. Yet perceive is used in the figurative sense of seeing through to a conclusion, in a way for which usage would not allow us to substitute apprehend; as, "Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet," John iv, 19. That which we apprehend we catch, as with the hand; that which we conceive we are able to analyze and recompose in our mind; that which we comprehend, we, as it were, grasp around, take together, seize, embrace wholly within the mind. Many things may be apprehended which can not be comprehended; a child can apprehend the distinction between right and wrong, yet the philosopher can not comprehend it in its fulness. We can apprehend the will of God as revealed in conscience or the Scriptures; we can conceive of certain attributes of Deity, as his truth and justice; but no finite intelligence can comprehend the Divine Nature, in its majesty, power, and perfection. Compare ANTICIPATE; ARREST; CATCH; KNOWLEDGE.

    Synonyms:
    apprehend, comprehend, conceive, perceive

    Antonyms:
    fail of, ignore, lose, misapprehend, misconceive, miss, overlook

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. understand

    Synonyms:
    apprehend, comprehend, know, perceive, discern, conceive, learn, recognize, interpret, imply

    Antonyms:
    misapprehend, miscomprehend, ignore, misinterpret, declare, state, enunciate, express

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. understand(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    apprehend, conceive, perceive, know, COMPREHEND, penetrate, discern, see, have knowledge of, see through, make out

  2. understand(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    interpret, take, suppose to mean

  3. understand(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    mean, imply

  4. understand(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    [Rare.] be an intelligent being, have understanding

  5. understand(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    learn, hear, be apprised, be informed

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