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  • v. To comprehend; understand.

Etymologies

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Probably from Dutch verstaan ("to understand"); or from Norwegian forstaa ("to understand"), itself from Middle Low German vorstân ("to understand"), from Old Saxon farstandan ("to understand"), equivalent to for- +‎ stand. More at forstand.

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