(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Comprehended]
Syn. penetrated, realized, appreciated, known, discovered, grasped, reasoned out, rationalized, explained, experienced, discerned, distinguished, made out, learned, fathomed, searched, explored, analyzed, mastered, conned, taken to heart, dug*.
Ant. unknown*, overlooked, uncomprehended.
2. [Agreed upon]
Syn. concerted, ratified, reciprocally approved, assumed, stipulated, pledged, covenanted, tacitly agreed upon, taken for granted, engaged for, settled, concluded, fixed upon, endorsed, subscribed to, accepted.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective Conveyed indirectly without words or speech: implicit, implied, inferred, tacit, unsaid, unspoken, unuttered, wordless. Idiom: taken for granted. See SHOW.

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