Understand synonyms

ŭn'dər-stănd'
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To have as part of something larger; encompass or include.
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Fathom is defined as to understand completely, or to measure the depth of something.
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To separate (a thing) mentally from another or others; recognize as separate or different
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To become aware of (something) directly through any of the senses, especially sight or hearing:
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To comprehend
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(Archaic) To anticipate with worry or dread.
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To make a supposition; suppose or believe:
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Grasp is defined as to have a firm hold on something.
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That implies or suggests something else.
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(Idiomatic) To discover, as by asking or exploring.
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The definition of appreciate is to know and accept the value of something.
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To explain or tell the meaning of; to expound; to translate orally into intelligible or familiar language or terms; to decipher; to define; -- applied especially to language, but also to dreams, signs, conduct, mysteries, etc.; as, to interpret the Hebrew language to an Englishman; to interpret an Indian speech.
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To comprehend
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To comprehend
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(Idiomatic) to infer a meaning that is not stated explicitly
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To receive into your home for the purpose of processing for a fee.
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To grasp the meaning or reasoning of something; understand.
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To make a master of
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To give a valid excuse for some past behavior.
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To take cognizance of; notice
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(Idiomatic) To understand, discover the truth about, or solve.
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Having keen judgment or understanding; acutely perceptive
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(Rare) Public or popular; having wide currency
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The action or process of signifying:
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(Intransitive) To habituate to or gain competency at a task.
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To reach (a conclusion) by reasoning.
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To use biological senses: to either smell, watch, taste, hear or feel.
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(Intransitive) To represent; to make (something) appear to be true. [from 17th c.]
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To comprehend
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(Archaic) To go around; make a circuit of
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(--- Ecclesiastical) To transfer (a bishop) to another see.
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To be certain or sure about.
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​(intransitive or) To become pregnant.
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To comprehend
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To know by some detail, as of appearance; identify
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(Idiomatic) To provide support or cooperation to (a person) throughout a period of time; to support someone through a difficult time.
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To have knowledge or an understanding.
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To make a note of; write down:
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To comprehend
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(Dated) To expect, hope or wish.
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To cause to seem real; to impress upon the mind as actual; to feel vividly or strongly; to make one's own in apprehension or experience.
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To know (a language) well enough to interpret its written form
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To make famous or eminent; give distinction to
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To lead to (something) as a consequence; to imply. (Now often considered incorrect, especially with a person as subject.) [from 16th c.]
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To cause, bring about, lead to.
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To comprehend
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(Idiomatic) To be experienced in worldly matters; to be seasoned, not naive.
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To comprehend
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To comprehend
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To penetrate is to pass into or through something.
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To put (someone) in possession of property, facts, etc.; cause to have something specified
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To comprehend
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(Intransitive, idiomatic) To begin to understand; to realize.
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To comprehend
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To form a judgment or estimate of (something) without actual knowledge or enough facts for certainty; conjecture; surmise
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Conjecture means to make a guess at something.
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To admit to be true; to acknowledge.
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To assume something to be true without verification or proof.
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(Idiomatic) to rely upon, trust, or expect
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To understand incorrectly, while thinking one has understood correctly.
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To comprehend
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(Intransitive) To be conformable; to resemble; to coincide; to correspond.
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Easy of access or approach; approachable.
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Free from flaw, blemish, or impurity:
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Empathic.
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Of, relating to, or characterized by empathy.
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Contained in the essential nature of something but not openly shown
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Involved, suggested, or understood without being openly or directly expressed
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Of or pertaining to the intelligence
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The definition of intuitive is something done with from instinct, or something that is easy-to-use.
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The definition of limpid is very clear or simple.
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Emitting such vibrations:
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The definition of tacit is understood or implied without being openly said or shown.
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Transmitting light but causing sufficient diffusion to prevent perception of distinct images.
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Capable of being understood:
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The definition of understood is agreed upon.
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The definition of acumen is the ability to quickly and accurately understand and deal with a situation or choice.
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Conscious perception with full awareness.
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The characteristic of being comprehensible; clarity.
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The power of discerning; keen perception or judgment; insight; acumen
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Empathy is defined as the ability to understand the thoughts feelings or emotions of someone else.
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An agreement between two or more governments or powers for cooperative action or policy:
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The characteristic of being impenetrable; invulnerability.
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Something that is implied, especially:
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A perception produced by this ability.
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The ability to acquire, understand, and use knowledge:
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Something known or learned in this way
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Conscious understanding of something.
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The human faculty or power to mentally grasp or understand clearly.
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Rapport is a positive relationship between people.
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An excuse: a thought or a consideration offered in support of a determination or an opinion; that which is offered or accepted as an explanation.
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Practical understanding or shrewdness:
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(Countable) Reason or intelligence, ability to grasp the full meaning of knowledge, ability to infer.
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To accept something offered
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To convert from an encrypted form to plain text.
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To have as part of something larger; include:
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To infer or conclude; to know from a different source.
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To have the power to perceive with the eyes:
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(Mathematics) To find the values of variables that satisfy a system of equations and/or inequalities.
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To make a judgment about (something) without sufficient evidence; guess:
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To judge or regard; look upon:
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Misinterpret is defined as to incorrectly describe or understand something.
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Not believe; to exercise disbelief.
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To make a mistake; err.
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(Slang) To understand fully:
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To arrive at (a conclusion, judgment, or opinion) by the process of reasoning:
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To derive by deduction; deduce.
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To bring about deliberately; provoke:
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(--- Law) To hear and decide on in a court of law:
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(Obsolete) To confess as true; to acknowledge. [13th-17th c.]
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To gather or assume from what is heard, known, etc.; infer
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Non-Oxford British English standard spelling of realize.
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Sympathize is defined as to share feelings or feel compassion or pity for someone.
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be understanding of
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To empathize is defined as to have the feeling or understanding of what another person is thinking or feeling.
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(UK) Alternative spelling of empathize.
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(Idiomatic) To calculate.
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To suddenly penetrate, illumine, or fill the mind of
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The definition of learn is to acquire knowledge or new information.
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To perceive the truth about, especially of future events.
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To reproduce or echo a spirit or idea faithfully. [from 17th c.]
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Third-person singular simple present indicative form of wit
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To comprehend
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: To observe certain events; undergo a certain feeling or process; or perform certain actions that may alter one or contribute to one's knowledge, opinions, or skills.
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(Idiomatic, religious) To undergo a spiritual conversion.
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To give outward signs of; express:
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To learn; acquire:
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To think over so as to understand; absorb or assimilate:
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(Colloquial, regional) To realise something; to catch on.
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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
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