give (someone) to understand

Definition of give (someone) to understand

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

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to make a present of

    :  to grant or bestow by formal action

    :  to accord or yield to another

  1. :  capacity or tendency to yield to force or strain :  flexibility

    :  the ability of a material to bend or stretch

  1. :  some person :  somebody

  1. :  to grasp the meaning of

    :  to grasp the reasonableness of

    :  to have thorough or technical acquaintance with or expertness in the practice of

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