understand meaning

EN[ˌʌndəˈstænd] [ˌʌndɚˈstænd] [ˌɞndəɹˈstand] [-ænd]

    Definition of understand in English Dictionary

  • VerbSGunderstandsPRunderstandingPT, PPunderstoodPREunder-SUF-and
    1. VT To be aware of the meaning of.
      1. I understand German. ‎
      2. I received your note, but I did not understand it. ‎
    2. To believe, based on information.
      1. I understand that you have information for me. ‎
    3. To impute meaning, character etc. that is not explicitly stated.
      1. But we cannot disappoint Grandma and Grandpa Smith, and that is what family is all about! Do you understand?! ‎
      2. In this sense, the word is usually used in the past participle:
      3. In the imperative mood, the word “you” is usually understood. ‎
    4. OBS (rare, humorous) To stand under; to support.
    5. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • 2011, Bruce Perens Crayon licenses show a lack of understanding of copyright law, license structure, and most important: what would happen if the license were to be interpreted in court.
        • You've got to understand this is what Stockman is proposing. The president hasn't bought off on it yet.
        • We could not understand his inarticulate stammerings.
      2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
        • Understanding the role of the HP0377 lipobox requires more investigation, as has been done for some Legionella lipoproteins [ 61 ].
      3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
        • The restaurant was overcrowded, loud and full of the kind of hyperdifferentiated nonsense that ordinary Americans swim through every day, never assuming it can or should be fully understood.
        • Pastor Andres's public voice was deep and rumbly; with the mike overamplifying him, and the faint Hispanic accent, he was hard to understand.
        • Thou favourest man with knowledge and teachest a human being understanding.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Morphemes
        • Prefixes
          • Words by prefix
            • Words prefixed with under-
        • Verbs
          • Transitive verbs
            • Verbs by inflection type
              • Irregular verbs
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          1. en understanding
          2. en understandable
          3. en understands
          4. en understanded
          5. en understander
          Source: Wiktionary
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          Meaning of understand for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "understand" is a morpheme, more specifically, a prefixe. It's also a verb, more specifically, a transitive verb and a verbs by inflection type.
          Difficultness: Level 1
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          Definiteness: Level 9
          Definite    ➨     Versatile