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understanding

150 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ˌʌndəstˈandɪŋ], [ˌʌndəstˈandɪŋ], [ˌʌ_n_d_ə_s_t_ˈa_n_d_ɪ_ŋ]
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Synonyms for Understanding:

agreeable (adjective)

acquiescent, agreeable, amiable, assenting, capitulating, co-operative, compatible, concordant, congenial, consensual, empathetic, friendly, harmonious, likeable, pleasant, willing.

intellectual (adjective)

brainy, cerebral, egghead, intellectual, intelligent, psychological, rational.

responsive (adjective)

compassionate, responsive, sympathetic.

agreement (noun)

acceptance, accession, accord, accordance, acquiescence, agreement, arrangement, assent, bond, capitulation, compact, concord, concordance, concurrence, consensus, consent, contract, covenant, deal, empathy, pact, pledge, promise, settlement, stipulation, treaty, unanimity.

intellect (noun)

brain, brain-power, capacity, cerebration, comprehension, intellect, intelligence, mentality, mind, rationality, reason, reasoning, thinking, thought.

knowledge (noun)

cognizance, education, erudition, information, ken, know-how, knowledge, learning, wisdom.

promise (noun)

assurance, engagement, guarantee, mutual agreement, oath, obligation, vow.

believing (verb)

accepting, affirming, assuming, believing, concluding, crediting, declaring, deeming, gathering, giving faith, holding, judging, maintaining, presuming, professing, putting faith in, supposing, surmising, taking for granted, trusting.

knowing (verb)

comprehending, discerning, grasping, knowing, perceiving, recognizing.

learning (verb)

absorbing, assimilating, digesting, discovering, gleaning, mastering, reading, realizing, studying.

Other synonyms and related words:

apprehending, apprehension, apprehensive, awareness, brains, bright, comprehensive, conception, convention, correspondence, discernment, empathic, entente, grasp, gray matter, head, insight, judgement, mise, mutual understanding, nous, penetrating, perception, piercing, psyche, reasonable, sense, sensible, sensitivity, sympathy, tolerant, wit.

Rhymes for Understanding:

  1. landing, banding, sanding, standing, branding;
  2. disbanding, withstanding, demanding, commanding, outstanding, expanding;
  3. notwithstanding;
  4. misunderstanding;

Quotes for Understanding:

  1. I'll never stop dreaming that one day we can be a real family, together, all of us laughing and talking, loving and understanding not looking at the past but only to the future. LaToya Jackson.
  2. I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches. If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise, since everyone suffers. To suffering must be added mourning, understanding patience, love, openness and the willingness to remain vulnerable. Anne Morrow Lindbergh.
  3. The old welfare system was hurting people by discouraging work and marriage. Welfare reform, and now this legislation, will build on the understanding that work and strong families are the foundation upon which we build our future. James Talent.

Idioms of Understanding:

  1. reach an understanding with sm;
  2. reach an understanding with;
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