1. know and comprehend the nature or meaning of

- She did not understand her husband

- I understand what she means

Definition categories: cognition

2. perceive (an idea or situation) mentally

- I don't understand the idea

Similar word(s): realise, realize, see

Definition categories: cognition

3. make sense of a language

- She understands French

Similar word(s): interpret, read, translate

Definition categories: cognition, understand

4. believe to be the case

- I understand you have no previous experience?

Similar word(s): infer

Definition categories: cognition, believe

5. be understanding of

- You don't need to explain--I understand!

Similar word(s): empathise, empathize, sympathise, sympathize

Definition categories: cognition

Sentences with understand as a verb:

- I understand German.

- I received your note, but I did not understand it.

- I understand that you have information for me.

- But we cannot disappoint Grandma and Grandpa Smith, and that is what family is all about! Do you understand?!