Synonyms of understanding in English:

understanding

noun

  • 1 the aim of the examination is to test basic understanding of the written language
    comprehension, apprehension, grasp, grip, mastery, perception, discernment, appreciation, interpretation, cognizance, ken, conception, digestion, assimilation, absorption; knowledge, awareness, consciousness; insight into, familiarity with, acquaintance with; skill in, expertise in, proficiency in
    informal know-how
    [Antonyms] ignorance, misunderstanding
  • 2 a young man of brilliant understanding and great eloquence
    intellect, intelligence, mind, brainpower, capability, insight, judgement, sense, reason, reasoning; intuition, shrewdness, sharpness, quickness, acumen, sagacity, perspicacity, wisdom, wit; thought, mentality; brains, powers of reasoning/intuition; Frenchsavoir faire
    informal grey matter, nous, savvy, know-how
  • 3 it was my understanding that because of the war there would be no ceremonies
    belief, perception, view, notion, idea, conclusion, conviction, feeling, opinion, intuition, impression, assumption, supposition, postulation, way of thinking, point of view; suspicion, sneaking suspicion, hunch, funny feeling
  • 4 he always treated me with great kindness and understanding
    [Antonyms] ignorance indifference
  • 5 we had a tacit understanding that we would keep it secret
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  • he's a very good and understanding friend
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    Pronunciation: wiːn
    verb
    be of the opinion; think or suppose