Thesaurus

understanding

adjective

understanding

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of understanding

  1. 1 an arrangement about action to be taken the landlord came to an understanding with the tenants about his obligations for maintaining the property Synonyms accord, bargain, compact, contract, convention, covenant, deal, disposition, pact, settlement, agreementRelated Words charter, treaty; binder, pledge, promise; alliance, association, entente, entente cordiale, league, partnership; acceptance, approval, assent, concurrence, consent, OK (or okay)

  2. 2 the knowledge gained from the process of coming to know or understand something a social observer with a deep understanding of the problems that the nation's cities face in the 21st century Synonyms appreciation, apprehension, grasp, grip, hold, perception, percipience, comprehensionRelated Words absorption, assimilation, digestion, uptake; conception, visualization; awareness, consciousness, enlightenment, realizationNear Antonyms misapprehension, miscomprehension, misinterpretation, misperception, misunderstandingAntonyms incomprehension, noncomprehension



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up understanding? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

smooth or hairless

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!