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 understood

2 senses of understood

Sense 1
understood (vs. ununderstood) -- (fully apprehended as to purport or meaning or explanation; "the understood conditions of troop withdrawal were clear")

ununderstood (vs. understood) -- (not understood; "should not tamely submit to the unpredictable and ununderstood cycles of wars"- Psychiatry)
        => misunderstood -- (wrongly understood; "a misunderstood criticism"; "a misunderstood question")
        => uncomprehended -- (not fully understood; "an uncomprehended mystery")
        => undigested -- (not thought over and arranged systematically in the mind; not absorbed or assimilated mentally; "an undigested mass of facts gathered at random")
        => ungrasped -- (not fully apprehended; "the ungrasped infinite ground of all being"- Philip Wheelwright)

Sense 2
silent, tacit, understood -- (implied by or inferred from actions or statements; "gave silent consent"; "a tacit agreement"; "the understood provisos of a custody agreement")

INDIRECT (VIA implicit) -> explicit, expressed -- (precisely and clearly expressed or readily observable; leaving nothing to implication; "explicit instructions"; "she made her wishes explicit"; "explicit sexual scenes")

Similarity of adj understood

2 senses of understood

Sense 1
understood (vs. ununderstood) -- (fully apprehended as to purport or meaning or explanation; "the understood conditions of troop withdrawal were clear")
       => appreciated, apprehended, comprehended -- (fully understood or grasped; "dangers not yet appreciated"; "these apprehended truths"; "a thing comprehended is a thing known as fully as it can be known")
       => interpreted, taken -- (understood in a certain way; made sense of; "a word taken literally"; "a smile taken as consent"; "an open door interpreted as an invitation")

Sense 2
silent, tacit, understood -- (implied by or inferred from actions or statements; "gave silent consent"; "a tacit agreement"; "the understood provisos of a custody agreement")
       => implicit (vs. explicit), inexplicit -- (implied though not directly expressed; inherent in the nature of something; "an implicit agreement not to raise the subject"; "there was implicit criticism in his voice"; "anger was implicit in the argument"; "the oak is implicit in the acorn")

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