• (verb): Perceive (an idea or situation) mentally.
    Example: "I don't understand the idea"
    Synonyms: realize, realise, see
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on understand:

Samuel Johnson's Literary Criticism - Lexicography
... usages were all compared and carefully studied, so that others could understand what words meant in literature ... The only way to understand the word is to examine its usage, and a critic must understand lexicography before they can understand what people are saying ...
My Generation/Understand
... "My Generation/Understand" is the ninth single by the Japanese artist Yui ... Even though this is a double-A single, "Understand" is not included on the album I Loved Yesterday, but the song is included in the B-side compilation album, My Short Stories ...
Synaptic Noise - Current Research
... believed that by first understanding channel noise, one might be able to more fully understand synaptic noise ... To understand the future of synaptic noise research, it would be essential to discuss the work of Alain Destexhe, a Belgian doctor who has greatly studied the importance of synaptic noise in neuronal ... He uses the dynamic-clamp technique to understand the presence and characteristics of noise ...
Crosswinds East Metro Arts And Science School - International Baccalaureate
... Communicators They understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively to in more than one language and in a variety of modes of communication ... Open-minded They understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, and are open to the perspectives, values, and traditions of other individuals and communities ... Balanced They understand the importance of intellectual, physical, and emotional balance to achieve personal well-being for themselves and others ...

More definitions of "understand":

  • (verb): Know and comprehend the nature or meaning of.
    Example: "She did not understand her husband"; "I understand what she means"
  • (verb): Believe to be the case.
    Example: "I understand you have no previous experience?"
    Synonyms: infer

Famous quotes containing the word understand:

    One may understand the cosmos, but never the ego; the self is more distant than any star.
    Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874–1936)

    As a rule, all heroism is due to a lack of reflection, and thus it is necessary to maintain a mass of imbeciles. If they once understand themselves the ruling men will be lost.
    Ernest Renan (1823–1892)

    People like us who are on their last leg can only understand comedies.
    Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921–1990)