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The sense that detects bodily position, weight, or movement of the muscles, tendons, and joints.
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  1. The sense that detects bodily position, weight, or movement of the muscles, tendons, and joints.
  2. The sensation of position, movement, tension, etc. of parts of the body, perceived through nerve-end organs in muscles, tendons, and joints
Something closely related to another thing and dependent on it for its existence, value, or significance:
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  1. Something closely related to another thing and dependent on it for its existence, value, or significance:
  2. A special duty or performance required in the course of work or activity
  3. (--- Biology) The physiological activity of an organ or body part:
The action, event, person, etc. causing such a feeling
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  1. The action, event, person, etc. causing such a feeling
  2. The power or process of receiving conscious sense impressions through direct stimulation of the bodily organism
  3. A perception associated with stimulation of a sense organ or with a specific body condition:
A mind or intelligence, esp. a superior one
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  1. A mind or intelligence, esp. a superior one
  2. The ability to learn and reason; the capacity for knowledge and understanding:
  3. The ability to reason or understand or to perceive relationships, differences, etc.; power of thought; mind
(Uncountable) Mental, sometimes emotional process of comprehension, assimilation of knowledge, which is subjective by its nature.
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  1. (Uncountable) Mental, sometimes emotional process of comprehension, assimilation of knowledge, which is subjective by its nature.
  2. The power or ability to think, learn, judge, etc.; intelligence; sense
  3. (Countable) Reason or intelligence, ability to grasp the full meaning of knowledge, ability to infer.
A normal mental state; sanity:
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  1. A normal mental state; sanity:
  2. A fact or cause that explains why something exists or has occurred:
  3. Normal mental powers; a sound mind; sanity
The part or faculty of a person by which one feels, perceives, thinks, remembers, desires, and imagines:
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  1. The part or faculty of a person by which one feels, perceives, thinks, remembers, desires, and imagines:
  2. Focus of thought; attention:
  3. The thought processes characteristic of a person or group; psychological makeup:
The actual though unstated sense or significance of something:
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  1. The actual though unstated sense or significance of something:
  2. (Obs.) Any of certain substances or fluids thought of as permeating organs of the body
  3. The thinking, motivating, feeling part of a person, often as distinguished from the body; mind; intelligence
A person considered as the embodiment of an intangible quality; a personification:
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  1. A person considered as the embodiment of an intangible quality; a personification:
  2. Strong, deeply felt emotion conveyed by a speaker, performer, or artist:
  3. The spirit of a dead person, thought of as separate from the body and leading an existence of its own
(Plural only, informal) Intelligence; aptitude; mental capability.
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  1. (Plural only, informal) Intelligence; aptitude; mental capability.
  2. Plural form of brain
  3. (Plural only) The brain of one or more animals used as food.
A legal decision; order, decree, or sentence given by a judge or law court
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  1. A legal decision; order, decree, or sentence given by a judge or law court
  2. An opinion or estimate formed after consideration or deliberation, especially a formal or authoritative decision:
  3. The ability to come to opinions about things; power of comparing and deciding; understanding; good sense
A person noted for this ability, especially in conversation:
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  1. A person noted for this ability, especially in conversation:
  2. (Archaic) Intellect; reason
  3. (Obs.) The mind
The ability to confront and deal with reality by using the creative power of the mind; resourcefulness:
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  1. The ability to confront and deal with reality by using the creative power of the mind; resourcefulness:
  2. The ability to form mental images of things that are not present to the senses or not considered to be real:
  3. The mind viewed as the locus or repository of this ability or these images:
Ordinary good sense or sound practical judgment
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  1. Ordinary good sense or sound practical judgment
  2. Sound judgment not based on specialized knowledge.
The property of being clever.
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  1. The property of being clever.
  2. Something clever, or done cleverly.
The deduction of inferences or interpretations from premises; abstract thought; ratiocination.
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  1. The deduction of inferences or interpretations from premises; abstract thought; ratiocination.
  2. Use of reason, especially to form conclusions, inferences, or judgments.
  3. Action of the verb to reason.
The state or fact of knowing:
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  1. The state or fact of knowing:
  2. The body of facts, principles, etc. acquired through human experience and thought
  3. All that has been perceived or grasped by the mind; learning; enlightenment
(Uncountable) The state or characteristic of being reasonable.
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  1. (Uncountable) The state or characteristic of being reasonable.
  2. (Countable) A reasonable action or behaviour.
Freedom to act or judge on one's own:
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  1. Freedom to act or judge on one's own:
  2. The freedom of choice and of action of a judge, prosecutor, or other public official, within the defined scope of his or her responsibilities. For example, in a criminal matter a judge may have wide discretion to release the defendant on recognizance or to demand bail in any amount, based on the judge’s view of the defendant as a flight risk. The freedom of choice and of action of a judge, prosecutor, or other public official, within the defined scope of his or her responsibilities. For example, in a criminal matter a judge may have wide discretion to release the defendant on recognizance or to demand bail in any amount, based on the judge’s view of the defendant as a flight risk.
  3. (Archaic) The ability or power to discern what is responsible or socially appropriate:
The ability to see and understand clearly the inner nature of things, esp. by intuition
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  1. The ability to see and understand clearly the inner nature of things, esp. by intuition
  2. A perception produced by this ability.
  3. The ability to discern the true nature of a situation, especially by intuition.
The ability to distinguish; judgement.
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  1. The ability to distinguish; judgement.
  2. The power of discerning; keen perception or judgment; insight; acumen
  3. Keenness of insight and judgment.
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An awareness or impression:
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  1. An awareness or impression:
  2. The sense of touch:
  3. Appreciative regard or understanding:
An indefinite generalized body feeling:
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  1. An indefinite generalized body feeling:
  2. A generalized feeling or reaction, often vague and without reference to immediate stimulus
  3. The action, event, person, etc. causing such a feeling
The ability to sense, feel or perceive; especially to be sensitive to the feelings of another
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  1. The ability to sense, feel or perceive; especially to be sensitive to the feelings of another
  2. The capacity for physical sensation; power of responding to stimuli; ability to feel
  3. (Chiefly in the plural) An acute awareness or feeling
  1. The ability to perceive sensation.
  2. The ability to be aware of (and, usually, react with regard to) the feelings of others.
The capacity of an organ or organism to respond to a stimulus.
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  1. The capacity of an organ or organism to respond to a stimulus.
  2. The degree of response of a receiver or instrument to an incoming signal or to a change in the incoming signal, as in FM radio.
  3. The quality or condition of being sensitive:
The thought or meaning behind something said, done, or given, as distinct from the literal statement, act, etc.
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  1. The thought or meaning behind something said, done, or given, as distinct from the literal statement, act, etc.
  2. Tender or romantic feeling:
  3. Susceptibility to feeling or to emotional appeal; sensibility
The state or quality of being aware of something
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  1. The state or quality of being aware of something
  2. The state or level of consciousness where sense data can be confirmed by an observer.
(Law) Acknowledgment, recognition, or jurisdiction; the assumption of jurisdiction in a case.
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  1. (Law) Acknowledgment, recognition, or jurisdiction; the assumption of jurisdiction in a case.
  2. Perception or knowledge; esp., the range of knowledge possible through observation
  3. Conscious knowledge or recognition; awareness.
A sense of one's personal or collective identity, including the attitudes, beliefs, and sensitivities held by or considered characteristic of an individual or group:
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  1. A sense of one's personal or collective identity, including the attitudes, beliefs, and sensitivities held by or considered characteristic of an individual or group:
  2. Alertness to or concern for a particular issue or situation:
  3. Special awareness or sensitivity:
The act of perceiving or the ability to perceive; mental grasp of objects, qualities, etc. by means of the senses; awareness; comprehension
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  1. The act of perceiving or the ability to perceive; mental grasp of objects, qualities, etc. by means of the senses; awareness; comprehension
  2. The capacity for such insight or knowledge:
  3. The understanding, knowledge, etc. gotten by perceiving
Intellectual ability; intellect:
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  1. Intellectual ability; intellect:
  2. Exceptional intellectual ability; intelligence:
  3. The portion of the vertebrate central nervous system that is enclosed within the cranium, continuous with the spinal cord, and composed of gray matter and white matter. It is the primary center for the regulation and control of bodily activities, receiving and interpreting sensory impulses, and transmitting information to the muscles and body organs. In humans, it is also the seat of consciousness, thought, memory, and emotion.
  1. Mental ability; intelligence.
  2. Mental ability; intellectual power
  3. Intelligent people considered as a group.
The ability to learn and reason; the capacity for knowledge and understanding:
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  1. The ability to learn and reason; the capacity for knowledge and understanding:
  2. A mind or intelligence, esp. a superior one
  3. The ability to reason or understand or to perceive relationships, differences, etc.; power of thought; mind
(--- Psychol.) Measured success in using these abilities to perform certain tasks
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  1. (--- Psychol.) Measured success in using these abilities to perform certain tasks
  2. The ability to learn or understand from experience; ability to acquire and retain knowledge; mental ability
  3. Generally, any degree of keenness of mind, cleverness, shrewdness, etc.
A mindset; a way of thinking.
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  1. A mindset; a way of thinking.
  2. Mental attitude or outlook; state of mind
  3. Cast or turn of mind:
The part or faculty of a person by which one feels, perceives, thinks, remembers, desires, and imagines:
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  1. The part or faculty of a person by which one feels, perceives, thinks, remembers, desires, and imagines:
  2. Focus of thought; attention:
  3. Opinion or sentiment:
(Countable) Reason or intelligence, ability to grasp the full meaning of knowledge, ability to infer.
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  1. (Countable) Reason or intelligence, ability to grasp the full meaning of knowledge, ability to infer.
  2. The power or ability to think, learn, judge, etc.; intelligence; sense
  3. A disposition to appreciate or share the feelings and thoughts of others; sympathy:
Alert, practical intelligence; good sense
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  1. Alert, practical intelligence; good sense
  2. A person noted for this ability, especially in conversation:
  3. (Obs.) The mind
Ordinary good sense or sound practical judgment
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  1. Ordinary good sense or sound practical judgment
  2. Sound judgment not based on specialized knowledge.
A legal decision; order, decree, or sentence given by a judge or law court
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  1. A legal decision; order, decree, or sentence given by a judge or law court
  2. A misfortune believed to be sent by God as punishment for sin.
  3. An opinion or estimate formed after consideration or deliberation, especially a formal or authoritative decision:
Wise discourse or teaching
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  1. Wise discourse or teaching
  2. The quality of being wise; power of judging rightly and following the soundest course of action, based on knowledge, experience, understanding, etc.; good judgment; sagacity
  3. (Bible) Wisdom of Solomon.
Guts; spunk.
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  1. Guts; spunk.
  2. Courage and initiative; enterprise and boldness
  3. (Obs.) Shrewdness in practical matters; common sense
(Idiomatic) Common sense, especially with a connotation of folk wisdom independent from, and trumping, formal education.
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  1. (Idiomatic) Common sense, especially with a connotation of folk wisdom independent from, and trumping, formal education.
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The property of being lucid; lucidity.
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The part or faculty of a person by which one feels, perceives, thinks, remembers, desires, and imagines:
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  1. The part or faculty of a person by which one feels, perceives, thinks, remembers, desires, and imagines:
  2. Focus of thought; attention:
  3. Opinion or sentiment:
The ability to think, form judgments, draw conclusions, etc.
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  1. The ability to think, form judgments, draw conclusions, etc.
  2. A fact or cause that explains why something exists or has occurred:
  3. Normal mental powers; a sound mind; sanity
The property of being sane.
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  1. The property of being sane.
Soundness of judgment or reason.
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  1. Soundness of judgment or reason.
  2. The condition of being sane; soundness of mind; mental health
  3. The quality or condition of being sane; soundness of mind.
(Uncountable) The state or quality of being sound.
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  1. (Uncountable) The state or quality of being sound.
  2. (Countable) The result or product of being sound.
  3. (Logic) The property of a logical theory that whenever a wff is a theorem then it must also be valid. Symbolically, letting T represent a theory within logic L, this can be represented as the property that whenever is true, then must also be true, for any wff φ of logic L.
A person noted for this ability, especially in conversation:
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  1. A person noted for this ability, especially in conversation:
  2. (Archaic) Intellect; reason
  3. (Obs.) The mind
The study of the principles of reasoning, especially of the structure of propositions as distinguished from their content and of method and validity in deductive reasoning.
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  1. The study of the principles of reasoning, especially of the structure of propositions as distinguished from their content and of method and validity in deductive reasoning.
  2. Way of reasoning, whether correct or incorrect
  3. The relationship between elements and between an element and the whole in a set of objects, individuals, principles, or events:
The fundamental reasons, or rational basis, for something
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  1. The fundamental reasons, or rational basis, for something
  2. A statement, exposition, or explanation of reasons or principles
The quality or condition of being rational.
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  1. The quality or condition of being rational.
  2. A rational belief or practice.
  3. The quality or condition of being rational; reasonableness or the possession or use of reason
(Archaic) The quality or state of being rational.
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  1. (Archaic) The quality or state of being rational.
An explanation or justification of an act, idea, etc.
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  1. An explanation or justification of an act, idea, etc.
  2. A normal mental state; sanity:
  3. A fact or cause that explains why something exists or has occurred:
Favorable reception; approval.
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  1. Favorable reception; approval.
  2. The usual or accepted meaning, as of a word or expression:
  3. The generally accepted meaning (of a word or expression)
(Logic) The set of attributes constituting the meaning of a term; intension.
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  1. (Logic) The set of attributes constituting the meaning of a term; intension.
  2. An idea or meaning suggested by or associated with a word or thing:
  3. A meaning of a word or phrase that is suggested or implied, as opposed to a denotation, or literal meaning. A characteristic of words or phrases, or of the contexts that words and phrases are used in.
Something signified or referred to; a particular meaning of a symbol.
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  1. Something signified or referred to; a particular meaning of a symbol.
  2. The direct, explicit meaning or reference of a word or term
  3. The most specific or direct meaning of a word, in contrast to its figurative or associated meanings.
A product brought in the course of commerce into a country other than the one in which it originated
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  1. A product brought in the course of commerce into a country other than the one in which it originated
  2. Meaning; signification:
  3. Meaning; signification
A purpose; object; aim
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  1. A purpose; object; aim
  2. (Law) One's mental attitude, including purpose, will, determination, etc., at the time of doing an act
  3. Meaning or import
The practical or essential significance of some concept or quality
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  1. The practical or essential significance of some concept or quality
  2. A sense of importance or purpose:
  3. Something that is conveyed or intended, especially by language; sense or significance:
The substance of such a communication; the point or points conveyed:
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  1. The substance of such a communication; the point or points conveyed:
  2. A statement made or read before a gathering:
  3. A usually short communication transmitted by words, signals, or other means from one person, station, or group to another:
Intention; object
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  1. Intention; object
  2. Meaning; tenor; sense; drift
  3. Meaning that is presented, intended, or implied; import.
The state or quality of being significant:
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  1. The state or quality of being significant:
  2. A meaning that is expressed or implied:
  3. That which is signified; meaning
The action or process of signifying:
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  1. The action or process of signifying:
  2. Meaning or significance, especially of a word.
  3. Significance; meaning
That quality of a thing according to which it is thought of as being more or less desirable, useful, estimable, important, etc.; worth or the degree of worth
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  1. That quality of a thing according to which it is thought of as being more or less desirable, useful, estimable, important, etc.; worth or the degree of worth
  2. Precise meaning or import, as of a word.
  3. Worth in usefulness or importance to the possessor; utility or merit:
To take hold of mentally; perceive; understand
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  1. To take hold of mentally; perceive; understand
  2. To grasp mentally; understand:
  3. To understand something.
To believe; think:
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  1. To believe; think:
  2. To be aware of; sense:
  3. To have compassion or sympathy:
To know or learn by intuition
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  1. To know or learn by intuition
To grasp mentally; take note (of); observe
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  1. To grasp mentally; take note (of); observe
  2. To regard or consider; deem:
  3. To cause or allow the mind to become aware of (a stimulus):
To accept as true or real:
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  1. To accept as true or real:
  2. To have faith, confidence, or trust:
  3. To suppose or think
To think or believe, often for unanalyzed or emotional reasons
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  1. To think or believe, often for unanalyzed or emotional reasons
  2. To believe; think:
  3. To have compassion or sympathy:
To stop the countdown during a missile or spacecraft launch.
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  1. To stop the countdown during a missile or spacecraft launch.
  2. To have an opinion or belief about; believe, consider, etc.
  3. To be valid, applicable, or true:
To use the mind in a certain way:
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  1. To use the mind in a certain way:
  2. To exercise the power of reason, as by conceiving ideas, drawing inferences, and using judgment:
  3. To visualize; imagine:
To be able to hold (something applied or inserted):
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  1. To be able to hold (something applied or inserted):
  2. To receive something, especially with favor. Often used with of.
  3. To take (what is offered or given); receive, esp. willingly
To understand something.
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  1. To understand something.
  2. To grasp mentally; understand:
  3. To take hold of mentally; perceive; understand
(--- Informal) To manage to see, hear, find, etc.
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  1. (--- Informal) To manage to see, hear, find, etc.
  2. To go to see (a performance, for example):
  3. To take or get passively; incur or contract without intention, as by exposure
To accomplish or bring about:
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  1. To accomplish or bring about:
  2. To grasp mentally; understand; comprehend
  3. (Archaic) To go around; make a circuit of
To have as part of something larger; encompass or include.
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  1. To have as part of something larger; encompass or include.
  2. To grasp mentally; understand
  3. To include; take in; comprise
To apprehend mentally; understand.
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  1. To apprehend mentally; understand.
  2. To be of the opinion that; think:
  3. To hold as one's conviction or opinion; think; imagine
To penetrate to the meaning or nature of; comprehend.
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  1. To penetrate to the meaning or nature of; comprehend.
  2. To determine the depth of; sound.
  3. To get to the bottom of; understand thoroughly
To come, move, or take place after another person or thing in order or time.
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  1. To come, move, or take place after another person or thing in order or time.
  2. To go after in order to catch; chase; pursue
  3. To take as a model; act in accordance with; imitate
(Slang) To cause an emotional response in; irritate, please, thrill, etc.
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  1. (Slang) To cause an emotional response in; irritate, please, thrill, etc.
  2. To take revenge on, especially to kill in revenge for a wrong.
  3. To begin or start. Used with the present participle:
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  1. ​To understand.
  2. To reach for and try to seize
  3. To take hold of mentally; understand; comprehend
To know (a language) well enough to interpret its written form
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  1. To know (a language) well enough to interpret its written form
  2. To have or use as a preferred reading in a particular passage:
  3. To get the meaning of (something written, printed, embossed, etc.) by using the eyes, or for Braille, the finger tips, to interpret its characters or signs
To make sure; take care:
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  1. To make sure; take care:
  2. To get a clear mental impression of; grasp by thinking; understand
  3. To consider:
To understand or interpret:
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  1. To understand or interpret:
  2. To get possession of (fish or game, for example) by capturing or killing.
  3. To subtract:
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  1. To subscribe to home delivery of.
  2. To shorten (a garment) or make it smaller.
  3. To allow a person or an animal to live in one's home.
To become aware of the intended meaning of (a person or remark, for example):
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  1. To become aware of the intended meaning of (a person or remark, for example):
  2. To take as meant or meaning; interpret
  3. To get or perceive the meaning of; know or grasp what is meant by; comprehend
To understand; comprehend.
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  1. To understand; comprehend.
  2. (Slang) To understand; get the idea
To obtain or find by an action similar to digging:
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  1. To obtain or find by an action similar to digging:
  2. To uncover and get from the ground or another surface in this way
  3. To take notice of:
2012 May 30, John E. McIntyre, “A future for copy editors", Baltimore Sun:
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  1. 2012 May 30, John E. McIntyre, “A future for copy editors", Baltimore Sun:
  2. To understand or figure out:
  3. To be or become aware of the situation; understand:
To recognize.
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  1. To recognize.
  2. To know (a person or thing).
  3. (Archaic) To see; look at; descry
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