Complete Definition of "understand"

English

rank|fear|evening|ground|429|understand|fine|law|show

Pronunciation
AHD|Å­n"də(r)-stănd', IPA|/ˌʌn.də(r)ˈstænd/, SAMPA|/%[email protected](r)"st{nd/
audio|en-us-understand.ogg|Audio (US)
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ænd|-ænd
Hyphenation: un·der·stand

Verb
en-verb|understands|understanding|understood

  1. To be aware of the meaning of.

#: I understand German.
#: I received your note, but I did not understand it.

  1. To believe, based on information.

#: I understand that you have information for me.

  1. To impute meaning, character etc. that is not explicitly stated.

#: They understand each other.
#: In this sense, the word is usually used in the past participle:
#: In the imperative mood, the word “you” is usually understood.

  1. To apply values (axioms).

Synonyms
(1): apprehend, comprehend, grasp, know, perceive, realise, grok
(2): believe

Antonyms
misunderstand

Translations
trans-top|To be aware of the meaning of
Arabic: Arab|فهم|فَهِمَ (fáhima)
Bulgarian: t+|bg|разбирам|trrazbiram|scCyrl
Czech: t-|cs|rozumět
Dutch: begrijpen, snappen italbrac|“verstaan” usually means “to hear clearly”. You “verstaan” an utterance
Esperanto: t-|eo|kompreni|xs=Esperanto
Finnish: t+|fi|ymmärtää, t+|fi|osata, t-|fi|tajuta, t+|fi|käsittää
French: t+|fr|comprendre
German: verstehen, begreifen
Greek: t-|el|καταλαβαίνω|scGrek (katalavaíno), t-|el|κατανοώ|scGrek (katavoó)
Indonesian: t+|id|paham|altmemahami|xsIndonesian
Italian: t+|it|capire, t+|it|comprendere, t+|it|intendere
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Japanese: t-|ja|分かる|trwakaru|scJpan, t-|ja|理解する|trrikai suru|scJpan
Korean: ko-inline|이해하다|ihaehada
Kurdish:

Lithuanian: suprasti
Norwegian: t-|no|forstå
Portuguese: t+|pt|compreender
Polish: być świadomym znaczenia, pojmować, rozumieć
Russian}: понимать (ponimát’) impf, понять (ponját’) pf
Spanish: t+|es|entender
Swedish: t+|sv|förstå
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trans-top|To believe, based on information
Bulgarian: t+|bg|разбирам|trrazbiram|scCyrl
Finnish: t+|fi|ymmärtää, t+|fi|uskoa
German: t+|de|verstehen
Greek: t|el|συνειδητοποιώ|sc=Grek (sineiditopoió)
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Japanese: t-|ja|信じる|trshinjiru|scJpan
Portuguese: t+|pt|acreditar
Polish: t+|pl|rozumieć
Russian}: понимать (ponimát’) impf, понять (ponját’) pf
Spanish: t+|es|entender
Swedish: t+|sv|förstå
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trans-top|To impute meaning, character etc. that is not explicitly stated
Bulgarian: t+|bg|разбирам|trrazbiram|scCyrl
Finnish: t+|fi|ymmärtää
German: t+|de|verstehen
trans-mid
Japanese: t-|ja|分かる|trwakaru|scJpan, t-|ja|理解する|trrikai suru|scJpan
Portuguese: t+|pt|compreender
Polish: pojmować, rozumieć
Russian}: понимать (ponimát’) impf, понять (ponját’) pf
Spanish: t+|es|comprender
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trans-top|To apply values (axioms)
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trans-top|Translations to be categorised
ttbc|Bambara: faamu
ttbc|Chinese: 明白 (míngbái)
ttbc|Dutch: verstaan, begrijpen, but “begrijpen” or “snappen” a concept or idea or decision.}}
ttbc|Filipino: maintidihan
ttbc|Hungarian: érteni, megérteni
ttbc|Indonesian: mengerti, paham
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ttbc|Latin: intellegere, comprehendere
ttbc|Mongolian: ойлгох (ojlgoh)
ttbc|Old English: ongietan|onġietan
ttbc|Portuguese: entender
ttbc|Romanian: înţelege, pricepe, cuprinde
ttbc|Slovene: razumeti
ttbc|Swahili: -fahamiana
ttbc|Urdu: URchar|سمجهنا
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Related terms
I don't understand|I don’t understand
understandable
understanding
understood

Category:Thinking

ca:understand
el:understand
es:understand
fr:understand
gl:understand
io:understand
id:understand
it:understand
kk:understand
hu:understand
ja:understand
pl:understand
pt:understand
ro:understand
simple:understand
fi:understand
sv:understand
ta:understand
te:understand
vi:understand
tr:understand
uk:understand
zh:understand

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