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1. understand

verb. ['ˌəndɝˈstænd'] know and comprehend the nature or meaning of.

Synonyms

  • comprehend
  • awareness
  • insight
  • sense
  • grasp
  • apprehend
  • comprehend
  • follow
  • bottom
  • work
  • penetrate
  • savvy
  • puzzle out
  • fathom
  • work out
  • figure out
  • touch
  • dig
  • get the picture
  • get
  • construe
  • translate
  • compass
  • interpret
  • lick
  • see
  • solve
  • catch
  • make out
  • read

Antonyms

  • incognizance
  • stifle
  • diverge
  • miss

Etymology

  • understanden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • understandan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Understand

  • vallegrande
  • withstand
  • meadowland
  • lefthand
  • unplanned
  • righthand
  • marchand
  • firsthand
  • expand
  • disband
  • bourland
  • unmanned
  • strande
  • strand
  • remand
  • outmanned
  • offhand
  • laband
  • hoiland
  • fernand
  • demand
  • deland
  • command
  • spanned
  • scanned
  • planned
  • grande
  • grand
  • gland
  • brande

How do you pronounce understand?

Pronounce understand as ˌəndərˈstænd.

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Sentences with understand


1. Verb, base form
Do you want to make people understand how much you care about an item?

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Ensure that all members of the LLC understand this tax obligation before you transfer property to the company.

Quotes about understand


1. I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
- Oscar Wilde, The Happy Prince and Other Stories

2. If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself.
- Albert Einstein

3. People discuss my art and pretend to understand as if it were necessary to understand, when it's simply necessary to love.
- Claude Monet

2. understand

verb. ['ˌəndɝˈstænd'] perceive (an idea or situation) mentally.

Synonyms

  • envision
  • fancy
  • realise
  • visualize
  • image
  • see
  • picture
  • project
  • visualise
  • figure
  • appreciate
  • take account
  • realize

Antonyms

  • discolor
  • abstain
  • stay in place
  • precede

Etymology

  • understanden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • understandan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. understand

verb. ['ˌəndɝˈstænd'] make sense of a language.

Synonyms

  • interpret
  • translate

Antonyms

  • predate
  • natural elevation
  • top

Etymology

  • understanden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • understandan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. understand

verb. ['ˌəndɝˈstænd'] believe to be the case.

Synonyms

  • believe

Antonyms

  • disobey
  • violate

Etymology

  • understanden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • understandan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. understand

verb. ['ˌəndɝˈstænd'] be understanding of.

Synonyms

  • sympathize
  • sympathise
  • empathise

Antonyms

  • side
  • best
  • studio
  • idle

Etymology

  • understanden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • understandan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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