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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)

    To be aware of the meaning of.

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

    Antonyms:
    misunderstand

  3. understand(verb)

    To believe, based on information.

    I understand that you have information for me.

    Synonyms:
    believe

    Antonyms:
    misunderstand

  4. understand(verb)

    Antonyms:
    misunderstand

  5. understand(verb)

    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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. understand(v)

    Synonyms:
    comprehend, apprehend, grasp, discern

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How to say understand in sign language?

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How to use understand in a sentence?

  1. Darian Martyniuk:

    While I think the teachers have some noble and worthy demands that need to be addressed, I think the union leadership is at best behaving cynically, at worst using whatever leverage they think they have to squeeze the most out of a system that doesn't have anything left to give, additional staffing like librarians, nurses, counselors... there are legitimate teacher needs for more. But the union leadership doesn't seem to understand the finance structure of Chicago Public Schools and how it is a limited pool of money. You can't just keep raising taxes year after year because legally they can't do that.

  2. Unknown:

    Sometimes it takes a Stranger to Understand you

  3. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius:

    I spoke to Mr. Hijab ... he will respond to de Mistura and Ban Ki-moon this morning, if I understand their position, they say yes to negotiations.

  4. Raul Bescos:

    Now, we want to do large studies in clinical populations to go more in depth through the main findings of this study, these studies can help us to understand much better how exercise triggers cardiovascular health, and to apply this knowledge to improve treatments against hypertension and cardiovascular disease.

  5. Jerry Bostick:

    It was a can-do attitude, we were very sober and somber in what we were doing. We took it very seriously. We worked very hard. But at the same time it was fun, we really didn't think of it as a job, even though we were working twelve hours a day at least, six days a week. We didn't understand the magnitude of what we were doing, the gee-whiz aspects.


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