Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun understanding

4 senses of understanding

Sense 1
understanding, apprehension, discernment, savvy -- (the cognitive condition of someone who understands; "he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect")
       => knowing -- (a clear and certain mental apprehension)

Sense 2
agreement, understanding -- (the statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises; "they had an agreement that they would not interfere in each other's business"; "there was an understanding between management and the workers")
       => statement -- (a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc; "according to his statement he was in London on that day")

Sense 3
sympathy, understanding -- (an inclination to support or be loyal to or to agree with an opinion; "his sympathies were always with the underdog"; "I knew I could count on his understanding")
       => inclination, disposition, tendency -- (an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others; "he had an inclination to give up too easily"; "a tendency to be too strict")

Sense 4
reason, understanding, intellect -- (the capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination; "we are told that man is endowed with reason and capable of distinguishing good from evil")
       => faculty, mental faculty, module -- (one of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb understand

5 senses of understand

Sense 1
understand -- (know and comprehend the nature or meaning of; "She did not understand her husband"; "I understand what she means")

Sense 2
understand, realize, realise, see -- (perceive (an idea or situation) mentally; "Now I see!"; "I just can't see your point"; "Does she realize how important this decision is?"; "I don't understand the idea")

Sense 3
understand, read, interpret, translate -- (make sense of a language; "She understands French"; "Can you read Greek?")
       => understand -- (know and comprehend the nature or meaning of; "She did not understand her husband"; "I understand what she means")

Sense 4
understand, infer -- (believe to be the case; "I understand you have no previous experience?")
       => believe -- (accept as true; take to be true; "I believed his report"; "We didn't believe his stories from the War"; "She believes in spirits")

Sense 5
sympathize, sympathise, empathize, empathise, understand -- (be understanding of; "You don't need to explain--I understand!")

Antonyms of adj understanding

1 sense of understanding

Sense 1
understanding -- (characterized by understanding based on comprehension and discernment and empathy; "an understanding friend")

INDIRECT (VIA perceptive) -> unperceptive, unperceiving -- (lacking perception; "as unperceptive as a boulder")

Similarity of adj understanding

1 sense of understanding

Sense 1
understanding -- (characterized by understanding based on comprehension and discernment and empathy; "an understanding friend")
       => perceptive (vs. unperceptive) -- (having the ability to perceive or understand; keen in discernment; "a perceptive eye"; "a perceptive observation")

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