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Synonyms for understanding

Synonyms for understanding

the faculty of thinking, reasoning, and acquiring and applying knowledge

an act or state of agreeing between parties regarding a course of action

cognizant of and comprehending the needs, feelings, problems, and views of others

Synonyms for understanding

an inclination to support or be loyal to or to agree with an opinion

the capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination

characterized by understanding based on comprehension and discernment and empathy

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So far we have found four ways of understanding words:
In this case, both the active and passive understanding of words is different from what it is when words are used demonstratively.
In this and other ways the understanding of a word often comes to be quite free from imagery; but in first learning the use of language it would seem that imagery always plays a very important part.
The theoretical understanding of words involves only the power of associating them correctly with other words; the practical understanding involves associations with other bodily movements.
It is a great foolishness and without understanding.
That is the white man's way, and there is no understanding it.
Also, he has told me that the waters of this lake be salt, which is a strange thing and beyond understanding.
But after that they give him much better grub, and they give him money, and they take him many places in white man's country, and he see many strange things which are beyond the understanding of Ebbits, who is an old man and has not journeyed far.
Because of the way of the white man, which is without understanding and never twice the same.
SOCRATES: Then, my friend, we must not regard what the many say of us: but what he, the one man who has understanding of just and unjust, will say, and what the truth will say.
Understandings take longer to explain because they connect multiple ideas in ways that go beyond the ideas themselves.
This is an important period and experience for the formation of the variety of understandings of being Irish and/or Scots-Irish.
This inquiry, a classroom action research case study, investigated an innovative strategy created for the purpose of inspiring the development of student understandings and insights on the realities of a change-based environment.
Nydell is an impressive, articulate, and thoroughly "reader friendly" study of the culture, national perspectives, and understandings of the Arab and Muslim collective ideals and truths.
So much of Christianity has been premised on a distorted notion of Judaism that, as we untangle those distortions, we are really forced to come to new understandings that are much more complex.