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Synonyms for (noun) understanding

Synonyms: reason, understanding, intellect Definition: the capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination Usage: we are told that man is endowed with reason and capable of distinguishing good from evil

Similar words: faculty, mental faculty, module Definition: one of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind

Synonyms: savvy, apprehension, discernment, understanding Definition: the cognitive condition of someone who understands Usage: he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect

Similar words: knowing Definition: a clear and certain mental apprehension

Synonyms: understanding, sympathy Definition: an inclination to support or be loyal to or to agree with an opinion Usage: his sympathies were always with the underdog; I knew I could count on his understanding

Similar words: inclination, disposition, tendency Definition: an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others Usage: he had an inclination to give up too easily; a tendency to be too strict

Synonyms: understanding, agreement Definition: the statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises Usage: they had an agreement that they would not interfere in each other's business; there was an understanding between management and the workers

Similar words: statement Definition: a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc Usage: according to his statement he was in London on that day

Synonyms for (adjective) understanding

Synonyms: understanding Definition: characterized by understanding based on comprehension and discernment and empathy Usage: an understanding friend

Similar words: perceptive Definition: having the ability to perceive or understand; keen in discernment Usage: a perceptive eye; a perceptive observation