Definition of 'understand'
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Network people are having to understand more about how the applications work. Computing (2010)They cannot instruct their vehicle in a language it understands. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Make sure he understands that would mean no further contact with the girlfriend. The Sun (2016)It annoys her that the left talk a good game about understanding poverty but have no idea. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It speaks to youth in a language they understand. The Sun (2016)Staff should be asked to sign a copy to confirm that they have read and understood the contents. Computing (2010)The moon visits the psychic sector of your chart to help you read minds and understand why people think as they do. The Sun (2016)As a father I know you will understand how we feel as a family. The Sun (2016)The Pluto effect helps you read minds and understand others' feelings. The Sun (2016)There were times in my life when I didn't feel known or understood. The Sun (2016)There is something important to understand about making predictions. Times, Sunday Times (2007)We have to speak a language they understand. Christianity Today (2000)You can read minds and understand what a partner wants from you. The Sun (2011)How do you set about understanding and making yourself understood? Choice, Rationality, and Social Theory (1988)We can only really understand what we know and what we have experienced. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This means they understand that people have different beliefs from their own. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It was in that light that that it needed to be read and understood. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This is about understanding yourself and knowing your emotional limits. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Need some help understanding the language of recruitment technology? Times, Sunday Times (2007)They know and understand the hand signals. The Sun (2013)Listening to this you can understand what he meant. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But such reforms will not be nearly enough unless the party also becomes far smarter at understanding how voters think. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This transition between brain systems can be most easily understood by thinking about what happens when you learn to drive. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Something to think about or understand. Times, Sunday Times (2013)That is, there is scoring of whether the student seemed to understand what was read. Advanced Educational Psychology For Educators, Researchers and Policymakers, (1995)I do not think he understands it today. The Sun (2012)I think my brother understood me. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
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Translations for 'understand'
British English: understand /ˌʌndəˈstænd/ VERB
If you understand someone, or if you understand what they are saying, you know what they mean.
I don't understand what you are talking about.
- American English: understand
- Arabic: يَفْهَمُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: entender
- Chinese: 理解
- Croatian: razumijeti
- Czech: rozumět
- Danish: forstå
- Dutch: begrijpen
- European Spanish: comprender
- Finnish: ymmärtää
- French: comprendre
- German: verstehen
- Greek: καταλαβαίνω
- Italian: comprendere
- Japanese: 理解する
- Korean: 이해하다
- Norwegian: forstå
- Polish: zrozumieć
- European Portuguese: entender
- Romanian: a înțelege
- Russian: понимать
- Spanish: comprender
- Swedish: förstå
- Thai: เข้าใจ
- Turkish: anlamak
- Ukrainian: розуміти
- Vietnamese: hiểu
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