Master and Understand


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Master verb – To acquire complete knowledge, understanding, or skill in.
Usage example: I think I've mastered algebra at last

Understand is a synonym for master in learn topic. In some cases you can use "Understand" instead a verb "Master", when it comes to topics like activity.
Nearby Words: mastery, masterly, masterful, mastered, masterfully
Synonyms for Master


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Understand verb – To form an opinion or reach a conclusion through reasoning and information.
Master is a synonym for understand in appreciate topic. Sometimes you can use "Master" instead a verb "Understand", if it concerns topics such as comprehend.
Nearby Words: understanding, understandable, understandably
Synonyms for Understand

Common collocations

power master power understand power
life master life understand life
art master art understand art
way master way understand way
Other nouns: technology, world, language, magic, concept, rules, humans, mechanics.

Both words in one sentence

  • Video Game / Espgaluda Sequel Difficulty Spike — As far as playing for score goes, Espgaluda II's mechanics are much harder to understand and master.
  • Webcomic / Noblesse Pretty much anything Rai does — especially as he's trying to understand and master modern technology.
  • Evil Is Burning Hot It's gradually subverted in that some of them are actually decent people and actually allies of Aang and his friends, and Aang himself must master and understand firebending to restore balance.
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