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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.
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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