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Synonyms for understand

sympathize with


Synonyms for understand

to perceive directly with the intellect

to arrive at (a conclusion) from evidence or reasoning

Synonyms for understand

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We will consider next the question what is implied by saying that a person "understands" a word, in the sense in which one understands a word in one's own language, but not in a language of which one is ignorant.
The child is not seeing a motor, but only remembering one; the hearer does not look round in expectation of seeing a motor coming, but "understands" that a motor came at some earlier time.
He "understands" the words, because he does the right thing.
And the soul is like the eye: when resting upon that on which truth and being shine, the soul perceives and understands and is radiant with intelligence; but when turned towards the twilight of becoming and perishing, then she has opinion only, and goes blinking about, and is first of one opinion and then of another, and seems to have no intelligence?
"What a fine thing it is to understand two different languages," he said, with a perplexed sigh.
"Are you quite certain you understand the languages of both the Gillikins and the Munchkins?"
"Then how is it that I seem to understand them myself?" inquired the Scarecrow.
"A person who understands both my language and your own.
I understand that your cruiser in Southampton Harbor is always under steam.
"Don't you understand?" she continued breathlessly.
they do not understand. Their whole standpoint is different.
"But you don't understand!" she continued, wringing her hands.
"My dear friend," he said, and his voice had softened almost to affection, "you do not quite understand. You look upon the things which may come from your point of view and not from mine.
I do not understand what is ever likely to be achieved by the sleeping giant of what seems to be an ever-expanding investigation into corruption within racing, which occasionally comes to life with a few arrests or tabloid scarestories, and then goes back to sleep again for another few months with none of the questions it has raised ever seeming likely to be answered.
It was founded over 200 years ago by Samuel Hahnemann, a German physician who not only created a radically new form of therapy; he also formulated a scientific system to understand health and healing on a fundamental level.