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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Understand  \Un`der*stand"\  ([u^]n`d[~e]r*st[a^]nd"),  v.  t.  [imp. 
  &  p.  p.  {Understood},  and  Archaic  {Understanded};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Understanding}.]  [OE.  understanden,  AS  understandan 
  literally,  to  stand  under  cf  AS  forstandan  to  understand, 
  G.  verstehen  The  development  of  sense  is  not  clear.  See 
  {Under},  and  {Stand}.] 
  1.  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 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Understand  \Un`der*stand"\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  have  the  use  of  the  intellectual  faculties;  to  be  an 
  intelligent  being 
  Imparadised  in  you  in  whom  alone  I  understand,  and 
  grow,  and  see  --Donne. 
  2.  To  be  informed;  to  have  or  receive  knowledge. 
  I  came  to  Jerusalem,  and  understood  of  the  evil  that 
  Eliashib  did  for  Tobiah.  --Neh.  xiii. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  v  1:  know  and  comprehend  the  nature  or  meaning  of  "She  did  not 
  understand  her  husband";  "I  understand  what  she  means" 
  2:  perceive  mentally,  as  of  an  idea;  "Now  I  see!";  "I  just 
  can't  see  your  point"  [syn:  {realize},  {see}] 
  3:  make  sense  of  a  language;  "She  understands  French";  "Can  you 
  read  Greek?"  [syn:  {read},  {interpret},  {translate}] 
  4:  believe  to  be  the  case;  "I  understand  you  have  no  previous 
  experience?"  [syn:  {gather},  {infer}] 
  5:  be  understanding  of  "You  don't  need  to  explain--I 
  understand!"  [syn:  {sympathize},  {empathize}] 

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