English to English
||know and comprehend the nature or meaning of |
• She did not understand her husband
• I understand what she means
||perceive (an idea or situation) mentally |
• Now I see!
• I just can't see your point
• Does she realize how important this decision is?
• I don't understand the idea
||make sense of a language |
• She understands French
• Can you read Greek?
• I understand you have no previous experience?
• You don't need to explain--I understand!
||To have just and adequate ideas of; to apprehended the meaning or intention of; to have knowledge of; to comprehend; to know; as, to understand a problem in Euclid; to understand a proposition or a declaration; the court understands the advocate or his argument; to understand the sacred oracles; to understand a nod or a wink. |
||To have the use of the intellectual faculties; to be an intelligent being. |