give someone to understand (that)

give someone to understand (that)
give someone to understand (that) formal phrase
to tell someone something, or to make them think that something is true

She’s been asking to see you, or so I’ve been given to understand.

Thesaurus: to tell someone something, or to give informationsynonym
Main entry: understand

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Игры ⚽ Поможем написать реферат

Look at other dictionaries:

  • give someone to understand — (or believe or know) inform someone in a formal and rather indirect way I was given to understand that I had been invited …   Useful english dictionary

  • give someone the cold shoulder — give (someone) the cold shoulder to behave towards someone in a way that is not at all friendly, sometimes for reasons that this person does not understand. What have I done to him? He gave me the cold shoulder the whole evening at the party …   New idioms dictionary

  • understand — un|der|stand [ ,ʌndər stænd ] (past tense and past participle un|der|stood [ ,ʌndər stud ] ) verb never progressive *** ▸ 1 know what someone/something means ▸ 2 know reasons/effects ▸ 3 know how someone feels ▸ 4 have heard/read something ▸ 5 in …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • understand */*/*/ — UK [ˌʌndə(r)ˈstænd] / US [ˌʌndərˈstænd] verb [never progressive] Word forms understand : present tense I/you/we/they understand he/she/it understands present participle understanding past tense understood UK [ˌʌndə(r)ˈstʊd] / US [ˌʌndərˈstʊd]… …   English dictionary

  • understand — un|der|stand W1S1 [ˌʌndəˈstænd US ər ] v past tense and past participle understood [ ˈstud] [not in progressive] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(meaning)¦ 2¦(fact/idea)¦ 3¦(person/feelings)¦ 4¦(believe/think)¦ 5 give somebody to understand (that) 6 be understood… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • give — verb (past gave; past participle given) (usu. give something to or give someone something) 1》 freely transfer the possession of; cause to receive or have.     ↘communicate or impart (a message).     ↘commit, consign, or entrust.     ↘cause to… …   English new terms dictionary

  • give — [giv] vt. gave, given, giving [ME given (with g < ON gefa, to give), yeven < OE giefan, akin to Ger geben < IE base * ghabh , to grasp, take > L habere, to have: the special Gmc sense of this base results from its use as a substitute… …   English World dictionary

  • give the cold shoulder — give (someone) the cold shoulder to behave towards someone in a way that is not at all friendly, sometimes for reasons that this person does not understand. What have I done to him? He gave me the cold shoulder the whole evening at the party …   New idioms dictionary

  • give — give1 W1S1 [gıv] v past tense gave [geıv] past participle given [ˈgıvən] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(present or money)¦ 2¦(put something in somebody s hand)¦ 3¦(let somebody do something)¦ 4¦(tell somebody something)¦ 5¦(make a movement/do an action)¦… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • give — give1 [ gıv ] (past tense gave [ geıv ] ; past participle giv|en [ gıvn ] ) verb *** ▸ 1 provide someone with something ▸ 2 make someone owner of something ▸ 3 put medicine in someone ▸ 4 cause effect/experience ▸ 5 communicate ▸ 6 perform action …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”