give (someone) to understand

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Definition of give (someone) to understand

: to cause (someone) to believe (something) She was given to understand that the job was hers.

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“Give (someone) to understand.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/give%20%28someone%29%20to%20understand. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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