To have just and adequate ideas of; to apprehended
the meaning or intention of; to have knowledge of; to comprehend; to
know; as, to understand a problem in Euclid; to understand a
proposition or a declaration; the court understands the advocate or his
argument; to understand the sacred oracles; to understand a nod or a
To be apprised, or have information, of; to learn;
to be informed of; to hear; as, I understand that Congress has passed
To recognize or hold as being or signifying; to
suppose to mean; to interpret; to explain.
To mean without expressing; to imply tacitly; to
take for granted; to assume.
To stand under; to support.
To have the use of the intellectual faculties; to be
an intelligent being.