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uhn der stan ding

  • n  the cognitive condition of someone who understands
    he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect
  • n  the statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises
    there was an understanding between management and the workers
  • n  an inclination to support or be loyal to or to agree with an opinion
    I knew I could count on his understanding
  • n  the capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination
  • v  know and comprehend the nature or meaning of
  • v  perceive (an idea or situation) mentally
  • v  make sense of a language
  • v  believe to be the case
  • v  be understanding of
  • s  characterized by understanding based on comprehension and discernment and empathy
    an understanding friend

  • Mainstream America has shown little understanding lately of the patriotism that a lot of black people practice.
  • He probably has trouble understanding just how those views were absolutely contrary to what the bill actually said.
  • Secretary of State George Marshall wanted a final understanding with the world and the Soviet Union.
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