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understands

verb
present tense third-person singular of 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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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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understands

understate

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“Understands.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/understands. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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