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Another word for understand

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Verb
  1. To perceive directly with the intellect

      1. Perception; understanding:
      2. Range of vision.
      3. View; sight.
      1. To perceive directly; grasp in the mind with clarity or certainty.
      2. To regard as true beyond doubt:
      3. To have a practical understanding of, as through experience; be skilled in:
      1. To take hold of or seize firmly with the hand, the foot, another body part, or an instrument:
      2. To hold with the arms; embrace.
      3. To take hold of intellectually; comprehend.
      1. A unit of length equal to 6 feet (1.83 meters), used principally in the measurement and specification of marine depths.
      2. To penetrate to the meaning or nature of; comprehend.
      3. To determine the depth of; sound.
      1. To take in the meaning, nature, or importance of; grasp.
      2. To have as part of something larger; encompass or include.
      1. A device used to determine geographic direction, usually consisting of a magnetic needle or needles horizontally mounted or suspended and free to pivot until aligned with the earth's magnetic field.
      2. Another device, such as a radio compass or a gyrocompass, used for determining geographic direction.
      3. A V-shaped device for describing circles or circular arcs and for taking measurements, consisting of a pair of rigid, end-hinged legs, one of which is equipped with a pen, pencil, or other marker and the other with a sharp point providing a pivot about which the drawing leg is turned.
      1. To take into custody; arrest:
      2. To grasp mentally; understand:
      3. To become conscious of, as through the emotions or senses; perceive:
  2. To perceive and recognize the meaning of

      1. Perception; understanding:
      2. Range of vision.
      3. View; sight.
      1. A young shoot representing the current season's growth of a woody plant.
      2. Any small, leafless branch of a woody plant.
      1. To break up, turn over, or remove (earth or sand, for example), as with a shovel, spade, or snout, or with claws, paws or hands.
      2. To make or form by removing earth or other material:
      3. To prepare (soil) by loosening or cultivating.
      1. Well informed and perceptive; shrewd:
      2. Knowledgeable or proficient. Often used in combination:
      3. Practical understanding or shrewdness:
      1. The act or an instance of swindling or cheating; a deception.
      1. To grasp or grip:
      2. To capture physically; seize:
      3. To seize with authority or legal right:
      1. Any of the faculties by which stimuli from outside or inside the body are received and felt, as the faculties of hearing, sight, smell, touch, taste, and equilibrium.
      2. A perception or feeling produced by a stimulus; sensation:
      3. The faculties of sensation as means of providing physical gratification and pleasure.
      1. To perceive with the eye:
      2. To detect by means analogous to use of the eye:
      3. To attend or view as a spectator:
      1. To examine and grasp the meaning of (written or printed characters, words, or sentences).
      2. To utter or render aloud (written or printed material):
      3. To have the ability to examine and grasp the meaning of (written or printed material in a given language or notation):
      1. To draw up (a document etc.), to designate (a cheque) to a given recipient, payee. [from 15th c.]
      2. To discern; to manage to see, hear etc. [from 16th c.]
      3. (now chiefly US, regional, intransitive) To manage, get along; to do (well, badly etc.). [from 17th c.]
      1. To take hold of or seize firmly with the hand, the foot, another body part, or an instrument:
      2. To hold with the arms; embrace.
      3. To take hold of intellectually; comprehend.
      1. To come into possession or use of; receive:
      2. To meet with or incur:
      3. To go after and obtain:
      1. To come or go after; proceed behind:
      2. To go after in pursuit:
      3. To keep under surveillance:
      1. A unit of length equal to 6 feet (1.83 meters), used principally in the measurement and specification of marine depths.
      2. To penetrate to the meaning or nature of; comprehend.
      3. To determine the depth of; sound.
      1. To become pregnant with (offspring):
      2. To form or develop in the mind:
      3. To apprehend mentally; understand:
      1. To take in the meaning, nature, or importance of; grasp.
      2. To have as part of something larger; encompass or include.
      1. A device used to determine geographic direction, usually consisting of a magnetic needle or needles horizontally mounted or suspended and free to pivot until aligned with the earth's magnetic field.
      2. Another device, such as a radio compass or a gyrocompass, used for determining geographic direction.
      3. A V-shaped device for describing circles or circular arcs and for taking measurements, consisting of a pair of rigid, end-hinged legs, one of which is equipped with a pen, pencil, or other marker and the other with a sharp point providing a pivot about which the drawing leg is turned.
      1. To get and hold (something that has been in motion) in a hand, the hands, a container, or an implement:
      2. To take hold of, especially forcibly or suddenly; grasp:
      3. To stop (oneself) from doing an action:
      1. To take into custody; arrest:
      2. To grasp mentally; understand:
      3. To become conscious of, as through the emotions or senses; perceive:
      1. To answer affirmatively:
      2. To agree to take (a duty or responsibility).
      3. To receive (something offered), especially with gladness or approval:
  3. To arrive at (a conclusion) from evidence or reasoning

      1. To form an opinion or estimation of after careful consideration:
      2. To hear and decide on in a court of law:
      3. To pass sentence on; condemn.
      1. To conclude from evidence or by reasoning:
      2. To involve by logical necessity; entail:
      3. To indicate indirectly; imply.
      1. To collect from different places; assemble:
      2. To cause to come together; convene:
      3. To draw (something or someone) closer to oneself:
      1. To cause to move after or toward one by applying continuous force; drag:
      2. To cause to move in a given direction or to a given position, as by leading:
      3. To move or pull so as to cover or uncover something:
      1. To take away (a quantity) from another; subtract.
      2. To derive by deduction; deduce.
      3. To take away a desirable part:
      1. To reach (a conclusion) by reasoning.
      2. To infer from a general principle; reason deductively:
      3. To trace the origin or derivation of.
      1. To bring to an end; close:
      2. To bring about (a final agreement or settlement):
      3. To arrive at (a conclusion, judgment, or opinion) by the process of reasoning:

Another word for understand

Verb
  1. To comprehend

  2. To suppose

      1. To make a judgment about (something) without sufficient evidence; guess:
      2. To say (something) as a guess or conjecture.
      3. To make a guess or conjecture.
      1. Opinion or judgment based on inconclusive or incomplete evidence; guesswork.
      2. An opinion or conclusion based on guesswork:
      3. To judge or conclude by conjecture; guess:
      1. To predict (a result or an event) without sufficient information.
      2. To assume, presume, or assert (a fact) without sufficient information.
      3. To form a correct estimate or conjecture of:
  3. To accept

Synonym Study

  • Appreciate implies sensitive, discriminating perception of the exact worth or value of something to appreciate the difficulties of a situation
  • Understand and comprehend are used interchangeably to imply clear perception of the meaning of something, but, more precisely, understand stresses the full awareness or knowledge arrived at, and comprehend, the process of grasping something mentally one may comprehend the words in an idiom without understanding at all what is meant