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The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.
~ Confucius

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verb: understand; 3rd person present: understands; past tense: understood; past participle: understood; gerund or present participle: understanding

1.perceive the intended meaning of (words, a language, or a speaker).
"he didn't understand a word I said"

synonyms: comprehend, apprehend, grasp, see, take in, perceive, discern, make out, puzzle out, recognize, keep up with, master, get to know, follow, fathom, get to the bottom of, penetrate, divine, interpret, unravel, decipher, see the light about, envisage

2. interpret or view (something) in a particular way.
"as the term is usually understood, legislation refers to regulations and directives"

synonyms: believe, be led to believe, be given to understand, think, conclude, come to the conclusion, deduce, infer, draw the inference, assume, surmise, fancy
"I understand that you wish to take legal action"

3. be sympathetically or knowledgeably aware of the character or nature of.
"Picasso understood colour"

synonyms: appreciate, recognize, realize, acknowledge, know, be aware of, be conscious of, be cognizant of, accept

Scrabble Value:

U = 1 point
N = 1 point
D = 2 points
E = 1 point
R = 1 point
S = 1 point
T = 1 point
A = 1 point
N = 1 point
D = 2 points

Understand is worth at least 12 points in the game of scrabble.

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30 January 2014 12:24

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