HyperDic: understand

English > 5 senses of the word understand:
VERBcognitionunderstandknow and comprehend the nature or meaning / meaning of
cognitionunderstand, realize, realise, seeperceive (an idea or situation) mentally
cognitionunderstand, read, interpret, translatemake sense of a language
cognitionunderstand, inferbelieve to be the case
cognitionunderstand, sympathize, sympathise, empathize, empathisebe understanding of
understand > pronunciation
Soundsah.nderstae'nd
Rhymesampersand ... woodland: 90 rhymes with aend...
English > understand: 5 senses > verb 1, cognition
Meaningknow and comprehend the nature or meaning / meaning of.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
ModelSam and Sue understand the movie; They won't understand the story
Examples
  • "She did not understand her husband"
  • "I understand what she means"
Caused byclick, get through, dawn, come home, get across, sink in, penetrate, fall into placeBecome clear or enter one's consciousness or emotions
resonate, come acrossBe received or understood
Entailed bymaster, controlHave a firm understanding or knowledge of
Narrowercatch, getgrasp with the mind or develop an understanding of
followgrasp the meaning / meaning
grok, get the picture, comprehend, savvy, dig, grasp, compass, apprehendGet the meaning / meaning of something
interpret, construe, seemake sense of
make outcomprehend
penetrate, fathom, bottomCome to understand
readTo hear and understand
sensecomprehend / comprehend
solve, work out, figure out, puzzle out, lick, workFind the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning / meaning of
touchcomprehend / comprehend
understand, read, interpret, translatemake sense of a language
Spanishcoger, comprender, entender
Catalancaptar, comprendre, entendre
Adjectivesunderstandablecapable of being apprehended or understood
Nounsunderstandingthe cognitive condition / condition of someone who understands
English > understand: 5 senses > verb 2, cognition
Meaningperceive (an idea or situation) mentally.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Example "I don't understand the idea"
Synonymsrealize, realise, see
Narrowerappreciate, take accountBe fully aware of
perceiveBecome conscious of
Similar toseeSee and understand, have a good eye
visualize, visualise, envision, project, fancy, see, figure, picture, imageimagine
Spanishcomprender, entender, ver
Catalancomprendre, entendre
Adjectivesunderstandablecapable of being apprehended or understood
Nounsunderstandingthe cognitive condition / condition of someone who understands
English > understand: 5 senses > verb 3, cognition
Meaningmake sense of a language.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Example"She understands French"
Synonymsread, interpret, translate
Broaderunderstandknow and comprehend the nature or meaning / meaning of
Spanishcomprender, entender, interpretar, traducir
Catalanentendre, interpretar, traduir
Adjectivesunderstandablecapable of being apprehended or understood
English > understand: 5 senses > verb 4, cognition
MeaningBelieve to be the case.
PatternSomebody ----s that CLAUSE
ModelThey understand him to write the letter
Example"I understand you have no previous experience?"
Synonyminfer
BroaderbelieveAccept as true
Spanishcolegir, comprender, deducir, entender, inferir
Catalancol·legir, comprendre, deduir, inferir
English > understand: 5 senses > verb 5, cognition
MeaningBe understanding of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"You don't need to explain--I understand!"
Synonymssympathize, sympathise, empathize, empathise
Spanishempatizar, entender
Catalanempatitzar, sentir empatia
Adjectivesunderstandablecapable of being apprehended or understood
Nounsunderstandingan inclination to support or be loyal to or to agree with an opinion

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