Understood vs. Understand: What's the Difference?
Understood and Understand Definitions
Past tense and past participle of understand.
To become aware of the nature and significance of; know or comprehend
She understands the difficulty involved.
Agreed on; assumed
The understood conditions of troop withdrawal.
To become aware of the intended meaning of (a person or remark, for example)
We understand what they're saying.
We just disagree with it. When he began describing his eccentric theories, we could no longer understand him.
Not expressed in writing; implied
The understood provisos of a custody agreement.
To know and be tolerant or sympathetic toward
Hoped that they would understand my complaint.
Having been comprehended.
To know thoroughly by close contact or long experience with
That teacher understands children. I understand the basics of car repair.
Simple past tense and past participle of understand
To learn indirectly or infer, as from hearsay
I understand his departure was unexpected. Am I to understand you are staying the night?.
Indicates comprehension on the part of the speaker.
To assume to be or accept as agreed
It is understood that the fee will be $50.
Fully apprehended as to purport or meaning or explanation;
The understood conditions of troop withdrawal were clear
To supply or add (words or a meaning, for example) mentally
A verb is understood at the end of the statement "Yes, let's.".
Indicated by necessary connotation though not expressed directly;
Gave silent consent
A tacit agreement
The understood provisos of a custody agreement
To have understanding, knowledge, or comprehension.
To have sympathy or tolerance
You're upset. I understand.
To learn something indirectly or secondhand; gather.
(transitive) To grasp a concept fully in one's mind, especially (of words, statements, art, etc.) to be aware of the meaning of and (of people) to be aware of the intent of.
I'm sorry. I don't understand.
Please try to understand. It's not you, it's me.
To believe, to think one grasps sufficiently despite potentially incomplete knowledge.
I understand that you have a package for me?
In the imperative mood, the word “you” is usually understood.
To stand underneath, to support.
To have just and adequate ideas of; to apprehended the meaning or intention of; to have knowledge of; to comprehend; to know; as, to understand a problem in Euclid; to understand a proposition or a declaration; the court understands the advocate or his argument; to understand the sacred oracles; to understand a nod or a wink.
Speaketh [i. e., speak thou] so plain at this time, I you pray,That we may understande what ye say.
I understand not what you mean by this.
Understood not all was but a show.
A tongue not understanded of the people.
To be apprised, or have information, of; to learn; to be informed of; to hear; as, I understand that Congress has passed the bill.
To recognize or hold as being or signifying; to suppose to mean; to interpret; to explain.
The most learned interpreters understood the words of sin, and not of Abel.
To mean without expressing; to imply tacitly; to take for granted; to assume.
War, then, war,Open or understood, must be resolved.
To stand under; to support.
To have the use of the intellectual faculties; to be an intelligent being.
Imparadised in you, in whom aloneI understand, and grow, and see.
To be informed; to have or receive knowledge.
I came to Jerusalem, and understood of the evil that Eliashib did for Tobiah.
Know and comprehend the nature or meaning of;
She did not understand her husband
I understand what she means
Perceive (an idea or situation) mentally;
Now I see!
I just can't see your point
Does she realize how important this decision is?
I don't understand the idea
Make sense of a language;
She understands French
Can you read Greek?
Believe to be the case;
I understand you have no previous experience?
Be understanding of;
You don't need to explain--I understand!