understanding

I

adj. understanding about, of

II
n.
agreement

1) to arrive at, come to, reach an understanding

2) a clear; secret; tacit; verbal; written understanding

3) an understanding about; with (we reached a tacit understanding with them about the matter)

4) an understanding to + inf. (to reach an understanding to keep a dispute out of the newspapers)

5) an understanding that + clause (it was my understanding that we would share the expenses)

6) on an understanding (we bought the supplies on the understanding that we would be reimbursed)

harmony
comprehension

7) to bring about, develop, promote understanding

8) deeper; mutual understanding

9) understanding between (to promote deeper understanding between nations; to develop mutual understanding)

* * *
[ˌʌndə'stændɪŋ]
come to
mutual understanding
of
promote understanding
reach an understanding
tacit
verbal
written understanding
with (we reached a tacit understanding with them about the matter)
['agreement'] to arrive at
['harmony'] ['comprehension'] to bring about
a clear
an understanding about
deeper
understandingabout
an understanding that + clause (it was my understanding that we would share the expenses)
understanding between (to promote deeper understanding between nations; to develop mutual understanding)
an understanding to + inf. (to reach an understanding to keep a dispute out of the newspapers)
on an understanding (we bought the supplies on the understanding that we would be reimbursed)

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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