What is understand?

  • (verb): Know and comprehend the nature or meaning of.
    Example: "She did not understand her husband"; "I understand what she means"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on understand:

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 ... Open-minded They understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, and are open to the perspectives, values, and traditions of other ... Balanced They understand the importance of intellectual, physical, and emotional balance to achieve personal well-being for themselves and others ...
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 ...
Synaptic Noise - Current Research
... is 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 ... He uses the dynamic-clamp technique to understand the presence and characteristics of noise ...
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 ...

More definitions of "understand":

  • (verb): Believe to be the case.
    Example: "I understand you have no previous experience?"
    Synonyms: infer
  • (verb): Perceive (an idea or situation) mentally.
    Example: "I don't understand the idea"
    Synonyms: realize, realise, see

Famous quotes containing the word understand:

    Who said it mattered
    What monkeys did or didn’t understand?
    They might not understand a burning-glass.
    They might not understand the sun itself.
    It’s knowing what to do with things that counts.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    To understand someone, find out how he spends his money.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)

    ... women learned one important lesson—namely, that it is impossible for the best of men to understand women’s feelings or the humiliation of their position. When they asked us to be silent on our question during the War, and labor for the emancipation of the slave, we did so, and gave five years to his emancipation and enfranchisement.... I was convinced, at the time, that it was the true policy. I am now equally sure that it was a blunder.
    Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815–1902)