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One entry found for understand.
Main Entry: un·der·stand
Pronunciation: secondarystressschwan-dschwar-primarystressstand
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): under·stood /-primarystressstudotd/; -stand·ing
1 a : to get the meaning of : COMPREHEND b : to have thorough acquaintance with <understand the arts>
2 : to have reason to believe : GATHER, INFER <I understand that they will arrive today>
3 : to take as meaning something not openly made known : INTERPRET, EXPLAIN <understand the letter to be a refusal>
4 : to have a sympathetic attitude <my cousin doesn't understand about these things>
5 : to supply in thought as if expressed <"to be married" is commonly understood after the word "engaged">
- un·der·stand·able /-primarystressstan-dschwa-bschwal/ adjective
- un·der·stand·ably /-blemacron/ adverb

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