[ US /ˌəndɝˈstʊd/ ]
[ UK /ˌʌndəstˈʊd/ ]
  1. implied by or inferred from actions or statements
    gave silent consent
    the understood provisos of a custody agreement
    a tacit agreement
  2. fully apprehended as to purport or meaning or explanation
    the understood conditions of troop withdrawal were clear
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How To Use understood In A Sentence

  • It had been always understood, by watchful politicians, that the Repeal agitation slumbered only until the reinstalment of a Conservative administration. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 54, No. 334, August 1843
  • I might have understood how clumsy I was, when I was rearing my children in the most utter idleness and luxury, to reform other people and their children, who were perishing from idleness in what I called the den of the Rzhanoff house, where, nevertheless, three-fourths of the people toil for themselves and for others. What to Do?
  • They understood, as his son-in-law and daughter fled with their son from the city.
  • A conical rhyton from the cemetery at Kameiros on Rhodes is even less easily understood.
  • There were times in my life when I didn't feel known or understood. The Sun
  • Granted, we have reams of remote sensing data from that first investigation, including the information from the detailed dissection of the spider biot done by Dr. Laura Ernst. But the cosmonauts brought home only one artifact, a tiny piece of some kind of biomechanical flower whose physical characteristics had already irreversibly changed before any of its mysteries could be understood, We have nothing else in the way of souvenirs from that first excursion. Rama Revisited
  • But I had not understood the full complexity and intricacy of the interpretive process.
  • The club's general committee is understood to have been deeply divided over his appointment. Times, Sunday Times
  • The chemical toxicity of uranium is also well known, though somewhat less well understood.
  • Wistfully, William Wordsworth wrote: en and everyone understood what the poet meant.
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