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given to understand

[of someone] made to believe [something]. (See also give someone to understand.) They were given to understand that there would be no tax increase, but after the election taxes went up. She was given to understand that she had to be home by midnight.
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We had been given to understand by the Interior Minister of Pakistan that Hafiz Saeed had been arrested on charges of being a part of the conspiracy for the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks," he said.
I have been given to understand that we have some top class players who've got to come into the team and then they can make a huge difference," O'Leary said.
I am given to understand these workshops will then be rented out.
I, as well as most other people, were given to understand that this early release scheme was brought in because of our overcrowded jails.
From the relatives we were given to understand that she was leaving Jersey today, but she did not go on the flight and we have no address in Jersey.
I am given to understand that at first the PM was opposed to embryonic stem cell research from unwanted embryos and he changed his mind.
In one breath we are given to understand that this is simply a "police action," within a friendly nation, to help the government and people of that nation protect themselves from Communist guerrillas.
Trevor Penney has been given to understand he will be used mainly as a specialist one-day batsman during the remainder of his Warwickshire career and possibly be involved in captaining and coaching the Second XI.
They're not treated with any dignity there because the Fruit of the Loom company was given to understand that if they came to Derry, so grateful would the people of this area be for their presence, that they could treat us any way at all.
He said: "We are given to understand that an accident occurred nine and a half years ago when Messiah was working with a transport company.
It is given to understand that Sonia's initiative will lead to amendments in laws which will make the penalty and the punishment in connection with such cases stricter.
I am given to understand that negotiations are taking place between Redcar and Cleveland Council and Friends of the Eston Wurlitzer.
Here in North Tyneside we were given to understand that there were more than adequate brownfield sites available for housing and as time has gone on we see that greenfield land is to be given over to accommodate a Government diktat.
Ioannides was never given any orders to evacuate the base nor was he given to understand how dangerous the situation was, the lawyers said.
We are given to understand that there are no funds to pay for these benefits and the bill will be picked up by our younger generation.