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To understand something or someone in a particular way - thesaurus

Synonyms

make out

to see, hear, or understand someone or something with difficulty

interpret

verb

to understand an action, situation, etc. in a particular way

perceive

verb

to understand or think about something in a particular way

read

verb

to understand something in a particular way

make of

to understand someone or the meaning of something in a particular way

take

verb

to understand someone’s words or actions in a particular way

construe

verb

formal to understand the meaning of something in a particular way

understand

verb

to recognize that a word or phrase is missing in a sentence and that you have to imagine that it is there

see both sides

to understand both of the opinions or arguments in a situation

be quick/slow on the uptake

to take a very short/long time to understand or realize something

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More synonyms

chalk something up to experience

to consider something bad that happens to you as an experience that will help you to deal better with similar situations in the future

learn from your mistakes

to understand what you did wrong and make sure that you do not do it again

learn your lesson

to be unlikely to do something stupid or wrong again, because the last time you did it something unpleasant happened

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gaslight

to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Open Dictionary

Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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