What is understand?

  • (verb): Make sense of a language.
    Synonyms: read, interpret, translate
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on understand:

Tom Caplan - Needs ABC; A Psychotherapeutic Model
... during the therapeutic process and (1) help the client to understand how and why they have these relational needs ... (2) help them to understand how these needs predict these emotions ... (3) help them to understand why they behave in the dysfunctional ways that they do ...
Crosswinds East Metro Arts And Science School - International Baccalaureate
... Communicators They understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively to in more than one language and in a variety of modes of ... Open-minded They understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, and are open to the perspectives, values, and traditions of other individuals and communities ... Balanced They understand the importance of intellectual, physical, and emotional balance to achieve personal well-being for themselves and others ...
Samuel Johnson's Literary Criticism - Lexicography
... These quotes and usages were all compared and carefully studied, so that others could understand what words meant in literature ... The only way to understand the word is to examine its usage, and a critic must understand lexicography before they can understand what people are saying ...
My Generation/Understand
... "My Generation/Understand" is the ninth single by the Japanese artist Yui ... Even though this is a double-A single, "Understand" is not included on the album I Loved Yesterday, but the song is included in the B-side compilation ...
Synaptic Noise - Current Research
... channel noise, one might be able to more fully understand synaptic noise ... To understand the future of synaptic noise research, it would be essential to discuss the work of Alain Destexhe, a Belgian doctor who has greatly studied the ... He uses the dynamic-clamp technique to understand the presence and characteristics of noise ...

More definitions of "understand":

  • (verb): Believe to be the case.
    Example: "I understand you have no previous experience?"
    Synonyms: infer
  • (verb): Perceive (an idea or situation) mentally.
    Example: "I don't understand the idea"
    Synonyms: realize, realise, see
  • (verb): Know and comprehend the nature or meaning of.
    Example: "She did not understand her husband"; "I understand what she means"

Famous quotes containing the word understand:

    For I do not seek to understand in order to believe, but I believe in order to understand. For I believe this: unless I believe, I will not understand.
    Anselm of Canterbury (1033–1109)

    To be happy with a man you must understand him a lot and love him a little. To be happy with a woman you must love her a lot and not try to understand her at all.
    Helen Rowland (1875–1950)

    No one can understand Paris and its history who does not understand that its fierceness is the balance and justification of its frivolity. It is called a city of pleasure; but it may also very specially be called a city of pain. The crown of roses is also a crown of thorns. Its people are too prone to hurt others, but quite ready also to hurt themselves. They are martyrs for religion, they are martyrs for irreligion; they are even martyrs for immorality.
    Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874–1936)