Definition of UNDERSTAND

to form an opinion or reach a conclusion through reasoning and information <as I understand it, this is the best plan that we have>
to have a practical understanding of <I think I understand how an engine works now>
Related Words appreciate, apprehend, cognize, fathom, follow, ken [chiefly Scottish], perceive, savvy; have, possess; catch on (to), pick up
to have a clear idea of <after a few weeks in Russia I began to understand the language a little bit>
Antonyms miss

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