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understanding

understanding as in characterized by understanding based on comprehension and discernment and empathy
  • "an understanding friend"
understanding as in the cognitive condition of someone who understands
  • "he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect"

Synonyms

  • apprehensionfearful expectation or anticipation; the cognitive condition of someone who understands; painful expectation ; the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)
  • discernmentthe cognitive condition of someone who understands; delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values); perception of that which is obscure ; the mental ability to understand and discriminate between relations ; the trait of judging wisely and objectively
  • savvyget the meaning of something; the cognitive condition of someone who understands
understanding as in the statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises
  • "they had an agreement that they would not interfere in each other's business"
  • "there was an understanding between management and the workers"

Synonyms

  • agreementthe statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises; compatibility of observations; harmony of people's opinions or actions or characters; the thing arranged or agreed to; the determination of grammatical inflection on the basis of word relations ; the verbal act of agreeing
understanding as in an inclination to support or be loyal to or to agree with an opinion
  • "his sympathies were always with the underdog"
  • "I knew I could count on his understanding"

Synonyms

  • sympathyan inclination to support or be loyal to or to agree with an opinion; sharing the feelings of others (especially feelings of sorrow or anguish) ; a relation of affinity or harmony between people
understanding as in the capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination
  • "we are told that man is endowed with reason and capable of distinguishing good from evil"

Synonyms

  • reasondecide by reasoning; present reasons and arguments ; think logically; a rational motive for a belief or action; an explanation of the cause of some phenomenon; the capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination; the state of having good sense and sound judgment; a justification for something existing or happening; a fact that logically justifies some premise or conclusion
  • intellectknowledge and intellectual ability; the capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination; a person who uses the mind creatively