Definition of give (someone) to understand
- She was given to understand that the job was hers.
: to make a present of
: to grant or bestow by formal action
: to accord or yield to another
: capacity or tendency to yield to force or strain : flexibility
: the ability of a material to bend or stretch
: some person : somebody
: 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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