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un·der·stood

 (ŭn′dər-sto͝od′)
v.
Past tense and past participle of understand.
adj.
1. Agreed on; assumed: the understood conditions of troop withdrawal.
2. Not expressed in writing; implied: the understood provisos of a custody agreement.

understood

(ˌʌndəˈstʊd)
vb
the past tense and past participle of understand
adj
1. implied or inferred
2. taken for granted; assumed

un•der•stood

(ˌʌn dərˈstʊd)

v.
1. pt. and pp. of understand.
adj.
2. agreed upon by all parties.
3. implied but not stated: The understood meaning of a danger sign is “Keep away.”

understood

  • transpicuous - Describing something easily seen through or understood.
  • passive vocabulary - Contains lexemes we know and understand but do no actively use (in writing or speech).
  • scrutable - Describing that which can be understood through scrutiny.
  • esoteric - Its root sense is "for the initiates of a religious mystery," and it means "confined to or understood by just a few people."
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.understood - fully apprehended as to purport or meaning or explanationunderstood - fully apprehended as to purport or meaning or explanation; "the understood conditions of troop withdrawal were clear"
ununderstood - not understood; "should not tamely submit to the unpredictable and ununderstood cycles of wars"- Psychiatry
2.understood - implied by or inferred from actions or statements; "gave silent consent"; "a tacit agreement"; "the understood provisos of a custody agreement"
implicit, inexplicit - implied though not directly expressed; inherent in the nature of something; "an implicit agreement not to raise the subject"; "there was implicit criticism in his voice"; "anger was implicit in the argument"; "the oak is implicit in the acorn"

understood

adjective
1. assumed, presumed, accepted, taken for granted The management is understood to be very unwilling to agree.
2. implied, implicit, unspoken, inferred, tacit, unstated The technical equality of all officers was understood.

understood

adjective
Conveyed indirectly without words or speech:
Idiom: taken for granted.
Translations

understood

pret, ptp of understand
adj
(= clear)klar; to make oneself understoodsich verständlich machen; do I make myself understood?ist das klar?; I wish it to be understood that …ich möchte klarstellen, dass …; (is that) understood?(ist das) klar?; understood!gut!
(= agreed) it was understood between them that …sie hatten eine Vereinbarung, dass …; I thought that was understood!ich dachte, das sei klar; certain things always have to be understood in a relationshipeinige Dinge sollten in einer Beziehung immer stillschweigend vorausgesetzt werden or immer von vornherein klar sein
(= believed)angenommen, geglaubt; he is understood to have leftes heißt, dass er gegangen ist; it is understood that …es heißt or man hört, dass …; he let it be understood that …er gab zu verstehen, dass …
pred (Gram) → ausgelassen

understood

[ˌʌndəˈstʊd]
1. pt & pp of understand
2. adjinteso/a; (implied) → sottinteso/a

understand

(andəˈstӕnd) verbpast tense, past participle ˌunderˈstood (-ˈstud)
1. to see or know the meaning of (something). I can't understand his absence; Speak slowly to foreigners so that they'll understand you.
2. to know (eg a person) thoroughly. She understands children/dogs.
3. to learn or realize (something), eg from information received. At first I didn't understand how ill she was; I understood that you were planning to leave today.
ˌunderˈstandable adjective
that can be understood. His anger is quite understandable.
ˌunderˈstanding adjective
(of a person) good at knowing how other people feel; sympathetic. an understanding person; Try to be more understanding!
noun
1. the power of thinking clearly. a man of great understanding.
2. the ability to sympathize with another person's feelings. His kindness and understanding were a great comfort to her.
3. a (state of) informal agreement. The two men have come to / reached an understanding after their disagreement.
make (oneself) understood
to make one's meaning or intentions clear. He tried speaking German to them, but couldn't make himself understood.

understood

a. pp. de to understand convenido-a, entendido-a, comprendido-a.
References in classic literature ?
He could speak a little Spanish, and also a language which nobody understood, unless it was the mocking-bird that hung on the other side of the door, whistling his fluty notes out upon the breeze with maddening persistence.
He did not say this, but she understood it, and laughed, nodding good-by to him.
When it is remembered that the Dutch (who first settled New York), the English, and the French, all gave appellations to the tribes that dwelt within the country which is the scene of this story, and that the Indians not only gave different names to their enemies, but frequently to themselves, the cause of the confusion will be understood.
They began at the water- mark and proceeded in the bank some distance, which we understood by their making the water muddy with the clay; and we immediately proceeded to disappoint their design, by cutting a trench across their subterranean passage.
As soon as General Clark, then at the Falls of the Ohio, who was ever our ready friend, and merits the love and gratitude of all his country-men, understood the circumstances of this unfortunate action, he ordered an expedition, with all possible haste, to pursue the savages, which was so expeditiously effected, that we overtook them within two miles of their towns, and probably might have obtained a great victory, had not two of their number met us about two hundred poles before we come up.
This strange act was perfectly understood by the group, who knew that in that intensely dry heat the danger of exposure was lessened by active exercise and the profuse perspiration that followed it.
When it was understood, however, that the Colonel intended to erect a family mansion-spacious, ponderously framed of oaken timber, and calculated to endure for many generations of his posterity over the spot first covered by the log-built hut of Matthew Maule, there was much shaking of the head among the village gossips.
One,--John Swinnerton by name,--who appears to have been a man of eminence, upheld it, if we have rightly understood his terms of art, to be a case of apoplexy.
She was understood to be wretchedly poor, and seemed to make it her choice to remain so; inasmuch as her affluent cousin, the Judge, had repeatedly offered her all the comforts of life, either in the old mansion or his own modern residence.
Feedback framed in service of learning becomes understood as a tool for generating new knowledge.
Johnson's Buddhist perspective accounts for much of what can be understood from his fiction.
Of course the difficulty begins with how democracy is understood, and in particular, radical democracy.