understand

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understand is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
understand

Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
understand

Third person singular
understands

Simple past
understood

Past participle
understood

Present participle
understanding

  1. To hear and then fully know what was said, know enough to do it. To know the meaning of something.
    He understood what I said to him.
    She didn't understand. She thought I meant the meeting was today.

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