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Can 'gather' also mean 'understand'?



 
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Can 'gather' also mean 'understand'? #1 (permalink) Thu Jan 13, 2005 21:33 pm   Can 'gather' also mean 'understand'?
 

Test No. incompl/inter-30 "Flying on a Plane", question 9

As you've probably ........., I'm not really keen on flying.

(a) collected
(b) gathered
(c) assembled
(d) accumulated

Test No. incompl/inter-30 "Flying on a Plane", answer 9

As you've probably gathered, I'm not really keen on flying.

Correct answer: (b) gathered
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So gather also means understand?
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Gather #2 (permalink) Thu Jan 13, 2005 22:55 pm   Gather
 

Yes, that's right. It can also mean realise/appreciate.
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Gathered #3 (permalink) Thu Jan 13, 2005 22:59 pm   Gathered
 

Thank you again Alan.
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Can 'gather' also mean 'understand'? #4 (permalink) Wed Sep 28, 2011 6:21 am   Can 'gather' also mean 'understand'?
 

Thank you. I gather its meaning. is it possible to use this word like this?
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Can 'gather' also mean 'understand'? #5 (permalink) Wed Sep 28, 2011 7:05 am   Can 'gather' also mean 'understand'?
 

That's fine, Mongolei.
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Can 'gather' also mean 'understand'? #6 (permalink) Wed Sep 28, 2011 7:18 am   Can 'gather' also mean 'understand'?
 

I gather its meaning.
As you've probably gathered, I'm not really keen on flying.

To me, these suggest that the meaning is not fully understood, but the gist of it is.
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Can 'gather' also mean 'understand'? #7 (permalink) Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:29 am   Can 'gather' also mean 'understand'?
 

Hi,

To me 'I gather its meaning' doesn't really make sense. 'Gather' isn't usually used with a direct object except when it is used in its first meaning - 'collect' as in : We gathered some wood from the forest to burn in our stove.

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Can 'gather' also mean 'understand'? #8 (permalink) Tue May 08, 2012 21:23 pm   Can 'gather' also mean 'understand'?
 

Hmm, but I am still confused, Alan. I read in Oxford dictionary that 'gather' can be used with a direct object as in:

A: There's been a delay.
B: I gathered that.

In this sentence, 'that' is a direct object, isn't it? Just let me know if I am wrong. Thanks
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