Further proof that the verb ‘understand’ means an agreement was displayed on a recent plane flight before takeoff. A passenger wearing a hat with curse word was told by the pilot that the passenger could not wear the hat during the flight. He said you can leave the plane or agree to not wear the hat.
He repeatedly said, “Do you understand?” or “Do you understand your two options?”
The passenger replied, “I hear you.” But that was not good enough. The pilot kept saying, “Do you understand?”
Start at 32 second mark.
He was seeking to get her to agree to stand under his rules on the flight. He was seeking to have an understanding or agreement.
Though she wore an inappropriate hat, the passenger did hold her ground and not agree to have an understanding.
Later in the video, the pilot said I need your agreement. So we see that understand is really just another word for agreeing. It does not mean “i comprehend the english spoken.”
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