understand  

  • Pronunciation Video of understand

  • Pronunciation of understand: AH0 N D ER0 S T AE1 N D (,əndər'stænd)

  • Number of syllables of understand: 3

  • Definition of understand

    • (v): know and comprehend the nature or meaning of; "She did not understand her husband"; "I understand what she means"  
    • (v): 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"  
    • (v): believe to be the case; "I understand you have no previous experience?"  
    • (v): make sense of a language; "She understands French"; "Can you read Greek?"  
    • (v): be understanding of; "You don''t need to explain--I understand!"  
  • Examples of understand

    • I don't understand the smug attitude.  
    • I don't understand the impatience.  
    • You need to understand the intention of the author to know the signification.  
    • I understand your dolorous embarrassments.  
    • Although I don't understand the political mumble jumble, I do know that.  
    • Learning the nuances helps understand the problem.  
    • I understand your hesitance.  
    • But I understand your hesitancy.  
    • I understand your hesitation.  
    • I don't understand your sensitiveness.  

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