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understand

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1 to form an opinion or reach a conclusion through reasoning and information

  • as I understand it, this is the best plan that we have
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draw a conclusion

2 to have a practical understanding of

  • I think I understand how an engine works now
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3 to have a clear idea of

  • after a few weeks in Russia I began to understand the language a little bit
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pick up on

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Synonym Discussion of understand

understand, comprehend, appreciate mean to have a clear or complete idea of. understand and comprehend are very often interchangeable. understand may, however, stress the fact of having attained a firm mental grasp of something.
    • orders that were fully understood and promptly obeyed
comprehend may stress the process of coming to grips with something intellectually.
    • I have trouble comprehending your reasons for doing this
appreciate implies a just evaluation or judgment of a thing's value or nature.
    • failed to appreciate the risks involved


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