American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. Past tense and past participle of understand.
- adj. Agreed on; assumed: the understood conditions of troop withdrawal.
- adj. Not expressed in writing; implied: the understood provisos of a custody agreement.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Preterit and past participle of understand.
- As a participial adjective: Comprehended; apprehended.
- Implied; assumed.
- adj. Of things which have been comprehended.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of understand.
- interj. Indicates comprehension on the part of the speaker.
GNU Webster's 1913
- imp. & p. p. of understand.
- adj. fully apprehended as to purport or meaning or explanation
- adj. implied by or inferred from actions or statements
“I found English audiences just as quick, just as appreciative and even more enthusiastic than our American audiences -- _if you talked about things they understood and in words they understood_.”
“Community economic development is a term used quite often in Washington, but it is a term understood best by the dedicated community partners like Accion who commit to more opportunity for small business development," Doggett said in a prepared statement.”
“The text seen by the Guardian talked of a "legal instrument applicable to all parties", a phrase understood to be acceptable to the US and the EU, though it is weaker than a "legally binding" commitment.”
“I really have to wonder if the person who wrote the title understood the irony in referring to an effort to stop undisclosed sponsored speech, as trying to kill _free_ speech.”
“French politicians have defended their health system as an ideal synthesis of solidarity and liberalism (a term understood in much of Europe to mean market-based economic systems), lying between Britain's "nationalized" health service, where there is too much rationing, and the United States '"competitive" system, where too many people have no health insurance.”
“William Provine's academic credentials notwithstanding, he mischaracterizes what Darwin "understood".”
“One thing I have never understood is the level of snobbery expats often have.”
“One thing I've never understood is the association of nerds with intelligence.”
“You lack the skill set required even if your drug addled brain understood what it was talking about.”
“What Rove understood is the electorate is up for grabs and making people afraid of social change can keep voters on the Republican side.”
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