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Synonyms for understand
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Wiktionary0.0 / 0 votes
To be aware of the meaning of.
grasp, apprehend, comprehend, grok, realise, perceive, know
To believe, based on information.
I understand that you have information for me.
English Synonyms and Antonyms4.0 / 3 votes
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.
apprehend, comprehend, conceive, perceive
fail of, ignore, lose, misapprehend, misconceive, miss, overlook
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms3.0 / 1 vote
apprehend, comprehend, know, perceive, discern, conceive, learn, recognize, interpret, imply
misapprehend, miscomprehend, ignore, misinterpret, declare, state, enunciate, express
Princeton's WordNet3.0 / 1 vote
know and comprehend the nature or meaning of
"She did not understand her husband"; "I understand what she means"
see, translate, realize, sympathise, realise, infer, sympathize, empathize, read, empathise, interpret
understand, realize, realise, seeverb
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"
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
understand, read, interpret, translateverb
make sense of a language
"She understands French"; "Can you read Greek?"
construe, infer, scan, say, represent, sympathise, transform, show, empathize, rede, register, learn, interpret, sympathize, translate, study, record, empathise, take, realise, read, realize, render, see
believe to be the case
"I understand you have no previous experience?"
generalize, derive, infer, realise, generalise, sympathise, extrapolate, empathize, interpret, sympathize, translate, deduct, empathise, read, guess, realize, deduce, see
sympathize, sympathise, empathize, empathise, understandverb
be understanding of
"You don't need to explain--I understand!"
see, translate, realize, sympathise, realise, commiserate, sympathize, empathize, infer, read, empathise, interpret
Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes
apprehend, conceive, perceive, know, COMPREHEND, penetrate, discern, see, have knowledge of, see through, make out
interpret, take, suppose to mean
[Rare.] be an intelligent being, have understanding
learn, hear, be apprised, be informed
Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes
comprehend, apprehend, grasp, discern
PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes
List of paraphrases for "understand":
understanding, comprehend, realise, include, understood, appreciate, grasp, know, realize, comprise, see, comprendre, fathom, recognise, includes, consist, awareness, hear
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How to use understand in a sentence?
We need to find out what the facts are, and we need to get this resolved quickly, because if it is another operation, people need to understand that, i think the Saudis themselves are being damaged, because we don't have the facts out.
The mistake on my part, being a freshman, I didn’t understand the importance of attaching appropriations, i didn’t understand what an unfunded mandate was and how difficult that would make it for school districts to incorporate it.
I can inform the committee today that the recently confirmed Assistant AG for the criminal division is currently reviewing this matter, including new information that has come to light, i do want the committee, and frankly I want the survivors, to understand how exceptionally seriously we take this issue and believe this reserves a thorough and full review.
It is impossible to make people understand their ignorance; for it requires knowledge to perceive it and therefore he that can perceive it hath it not.
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson:
I understand he’s removed the Cole memo and Ogden memo, he wasn’t announcing anything broader than that. It leaves wide open, what exactly does he mean by doing this?
Translations for understand
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- разумець, зразумецьBelarusian
- comprendre, entendreCatalan, Valencian
- chápat, pochopit, rozumět, porozumětCzech
- begribe, forstå, fatte, underforstå, opfatte, mene, indseDanish
- den Eindruck haben, verstehen, glauben, begreifenGerman
- κατανοώ, αντιλαμβάνομαι, καταλαβαίνωGreek
- entender, comprenderSpanish
- mõistma, aru saamaEstonian
- osata, hiffata, ymmärtää, uskoa, kässätä, käsittää, snaijata, älytä, tajuta, bonjataFinnish
- entendre, comprendreFrench
- ferstean, begripeWestern Frisian
- tud, felfog, megért, értesül, értHungarian
- skilja, skiljastIcelandic
- capire, comprendere, intendereItalian
- 理解する, 信じる, 分かる, 理解Japanese
- түсіну, ұғуKazakh
- 이해하다, 알다Korean
- تێگهیشت, سهر لێ دهرچونKurdish
- аңдоо, түшүнүүKyrgyz
- intellegō, interpretor, video, comprehendō, capio, conspicio, percipio, teneo, scio, crēdō, exaudioLatin
- orotau, mātau, aweko, aroMāori
- мэдэх, ойлгохMongolian
- snappen, begrijpen, geloven, verstaanDutch
- kunne, forstå, skjønne, fatteNorwegian
- ӕмбарынOssetian, Ossetic
- [[być]] [[świadomy, rozumieć, pojmowaćPolish
- compreender, acreditar, entenderPortuguese
- capir, tgapeir, chapirRomansh
- înțelege, pricepeRomanian
- понимать, понять, разуметьRussian
- cumprèndhere, cumprendiSardinian
- razumjeti, разумјети, razumeti, разуметиSerbo-Croatian
- තේරෙනවාSinhala, Sinhalese
- përvetësoj, ftillohem, kuptoj, besojAlbanian
- รู้เรื่อง, เข้าใจ, ทราบThai
- anglamoq, tushunmoqUzbek
- qonda, bonaZulu
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