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Definition of "understood" []

  • Past tense and past participle of understand. (verb)
  • Agreed on; assumed: the understood conditions of troop withdrawal. (adjective)
  • Not expressed in writing; implied: the understood provisos of a custody agreement. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "understood" in a sentence
  • "I found English audiences just as quick, just as appreciative and even more enthusiastic than our American audiences -- _if you talked about things they understood and in words they understood_."
  • ""Community economic development is a term used quite often in Washington, but it is a term understood best by the dedicated community partners like Accion who commit to more opportunity for small business development," Doggett said in a prepared statement."
  • "The text seen by the Guardian talked of a "legal instrument applicable to all parties", a phrase understood to be acceptable to the US and the EU, though it is weaker than a "legally binding" commitment."