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Dictionary definition for: Understand

1. (v) know and comprehend the nature or meaning of; "She did not understand her husband" "I understand what she means"

2. (v) 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"

3. (v) make sense of a language; "She understands French" "Can you read Greek?"

4. (v) believe to be the case; "I understand you have no previous experience?"

5. (v) be understanding of; "You don''t need to explain--I understand!"

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