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Definition of Understand


  1. To have just and adequate ideas of; to apprehended the meaning or intention of; to have knowledge of; to comprehend; to know; as, to understand a problem in Euclid; to understand a proposition or a declaration; the court understands the advocate or his argument; to understand the sacred oracles; to understand a nod or a wink.
  2. To be apprised, or have information, of; to learn; to be informed of; to hear; as, I understand that Congress has passed the bill.
  3. To recognize or hold as being or signifying; to suppose to mean; to interpret; to explain.
  4. To mean without expressing; to imply tacitly; to take for granted; to assume.
  5. To stand under; to support.
  6. To have the use of the intellectual faculties; to be an intelligent being.
  7. To be informed; to have or receive knowledge.

Understand Quotations

One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca
One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
Albert Einstein

Our heavenly Father understands our disappointment, suffering, pain, fear, and doubt. He is always there to encourage our hearts and help us understand that He's sufficient for all of our needs. When I accepted this as an absolute truth in my life, I found that my worrying stopped.
Charles Stanley

Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.
Gail Devers

Today I begin to understand what love must be, if it exists... When we are parted, we each feel the lack of the other half of ourselves. We are incomplete like a book in two volumes of which the first has been lost. That is what I imagine love to be: incompleteness in absence.
Edmond de Goncourt
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Understand Translations

understand in Afrikaans is besef, verstaan
understand in Dutch is bevatten, begrijpen, beseffen
understand in French is comprends, comprenons, comprennent, comprenez
understand in German is begreifen, begreife, verstehen, verstehen
understand in Italian is capire, comprendere
understand in Latin is agnosco, video vidi visum, conspicio, scio, teneo
understand in Portuguese is compreenda
understand in Spanish is entender, comprender, idear
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