understand

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difficult to understand abstruse , convoluted , impalpable , incomprehensible , intricate , opaque , recondite , unfathomable , unintelligible
hard to understand abstruse , elusive
quality of being unclear or abstruse and hard to understand abstruseness , obscureness , obscurity , reconditeness
simple to understand accessible , comprehensible , intelligible , lucid , perspicuous , transparent , understandable
acute ability to understand reason acumen
inability to use or understand language (spoken or written) because of a brain lesion aphasia
someone affected by aphasia or inability to use or understand language aphasic
learn and understand apprehend , assimilate , digest
inability to understand objects apraxia
inability to recognize or understand the meaning of spoken words auditory agnosia
(Genesis 11:1-11) a tower built by Noah's descendants (probably in Babylon) who intended it to reach up to heaven; God foiled them by confusing their language so they could no longer understand one another Babel , Tower of Babel
confusion resulting from failure to understand bafflement , befuddlement , bemusement , bewilderment , mystification , obfuscation , puzzlement
organic chemistry of compounds and processes occuring in organisms; the effort to understand biology within the context of chemistry biochemistry
capacity to understand a broad range of topics breadth , comprehensiveness , largeness
power to learn or retain knowledge; in law, the ability to understand the facts and significance of your behavior capacity , mental ability
free from obscurity and easy to understand; the comprehensibility of clear expression clarity , clearness , limpidity , lucidity , lucidness , pellucidity
range of what one can know or understand cognizance , ken
hearing to determine legal capacity (to determine whether the defendant can understand the charges and cooperate with a lawyer in preparing a defense) competence hearing
ability to understand the meaning or importance of something (or the knowledge acquired as a result) comprehension
learning and coming to understand ideas and information digestion
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