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[verb] know and comprehend the nature or meaning of; "She did not understand her husband"; "I understand what she means"
[verb] perceive mentally, as of an idea; "Now I see!"; "I just can't see your point"; "Does she realize how important this decision is?"; "I don't understand the idea"
[verb] believe to be the case; "I understand you have no previous experience?"
[verb] make sense of a language; "She understands French"; "Can you read Greek?"
[verb] be understanding of; "You don't need to explain--I understand!"
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\Un`der*stand"\ ([u^]n`d[~e]r*st[a^]nd"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Understood}, and Archaic {Understanded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Understanding}.] [OE. understanden, AS. understandan, literally, to stand under; cf. AS. forstandan to understand, G. verstehen. The development of sense is not clear. See {Under}, and {Stand}.] 1. To have just and adequate ideas of; to apprehended the meaning or intention of; to have knowledge of; to comprehend; to know; as, to understand a problem in Euclid; to understand a proposition or a declaration; the court understands the advocate or his argument; to understand the sacred oracles; to understand a nod or a wink. Speaketh [i. e., speak thou] so plain at this time, I you pray, That we may understande what ye say. --Chaucer. I understand not what you mean by this. --Shak. Understood not all was but a show. --Milton. A tongue not understanded of the people. --Bk. of Com. Prayer. 2. To be apprised, or have information, of; to learn; to be informed of; to hear; as, I understand that Congress has passed the bill. 3. To recognize or hold as being or signifying; to suppose to mean; to interpret; to explain. The most learned interpreters understood the words of sin, and not of Abel. --Locke. 4. To mean without expressing; to imply tacitly; to take for granted; to assume. War, then, war, Open or understood, must be resolved. --Milton. 5. To stand under; to support. [Jocose & R.] --Shak. {To give one to understand}, to cause one to know. {To make one's self understood}, to make one's meaning clear.
\Un`der*stand"\, v. i. 1. To have the use of the intellectual faculties; to be an intelligent being. Imparadised in you, in whom alone I understand, and grow, and see. --Donne. 2. To be informed; to have or receive knowledge. I came to Jerusalem, and understood of the evil that Eliashib did for Tobiah. --Neh. xiii. 7.

Synonyms for understand

empathise, empathize, gather, infer, realise, realize, sympathise, sympathize

See also: appreciate | apprehend | believe | bottom | catch | compass | comprehend | construe | dig | fathom | figure out | follow | get | get the picture | grasp | interpret | lick | make out | penetrate | perceive | puzzle out | read | savvy | see | sense | solve | take account | touch | translate | understand | work | work out |

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Let's analyse "understand" as pure text. This string has Ten letters in Three syllables and Three vowels. 30% of vowels is 8.6% less then average English word. Written in backwards: DNATSREDNU. Average typing speed for these characters is 2725 milliseconds. [info]

Morse code: ..- -. -.. . .-. ... - .- -. -..


Hearts desire number calculated from vowels: understand: 3 + 5 + 1 = 9, reduced: 9 . and the final result is Nine.
Destiny number calculated from all letters: understand: 3 + 5 + 4 + 5 + 9 + 1 + 2 + 1 + 5 + 4 = 39, reduced: 3, and the final result is Three.

Tarot cards

Letter Num. Tarot c. Intensity Meaning
A (1) 1 Magician Creative, Inventive, Intuitive
D (2) 4 Emperor Determined, Persistant, Idealist
E (1) 5 Hierophant Wise, Crafty, Daring, Inventive
N (2) 14 Temperance Healer, Wise, Survivor, Crafty
R (1) 18 Moon Patient, Determined, Strong
S (1) 19 Sun Colorful, Bright, Perceptive
T (1) 20 Judgement Unswerving, Steadfast, Demanding, Forceful
U (1) 21 World Gifted, Generous, Bountiful

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