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If you don’t understand, just put your hand up.
The instructions were difficult to understand.
I don’t understand a word you’re saying.
Luke nodded as if he understood perfectly.
I don’t quite understand where you want me to put it.
Do they fully understand the implications of their decision?
We are only beginning to understand how the brain functions.
Please try to understand that we want the best for you.
He says his wife doesn’t understand him.
I understand your concern, but the operation is completely safe.
I can understand your reluctance to talk about what happened.
Does she understand why he doesn’t want to see her?
I can understand him not inviting Joan (=understand why he does not invite her).
We understand that a major announcement is to be made tomorrow.
Mr Lang is understood to favour more traditional teaching methods.
It is understood that £2.5 million has been set aside to develop the scheme.
The object of the verb is understood with words such as ‘to smoke’ and ‘to read’.
Don’t ever try that again! Do you understand?
She’s been asking to see you, or so I’ve been given to understand.
No one is to leave before five. Is that understood?
I know enough Italian to make myself understood.
This is the British English definition of understand. View American English definition of understand.
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