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come to an understanding

(with someone) Go to reach an understanding with someone.
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reach an understanding with someone

 and come to an understanding (with someone)
to achieve a settlement or an agreement with someone. I hope we are able to reach an understanding with the commissioners. We were able to reach an understanding with Tony.
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on the underˈstanding that...

(formal) used to introduce a condition that must be agreed before something else can happen: They agreed to the changes on the understanding that they would be introduced gradually.
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n. the feet. (Old. A pun. Always singular.) The boy has a good understanding. Majorly big gunboats, in fact.
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explaining that "[a]n individual accused of crime may voluntarily, knowingly, and understandingly Consent to the imposition of a prison sentence even if he is unwilling or unable to admit his participation in the acts constituting the crime" and there is no "material difference between a plea that refuses to admit commission of the criminal act and a plea containing a protestation of innocence when .
I would like to be able to write understandingly about both deserters and heroes, cowards and brave men, traitors and men who are not capable of being traitors.
by many, understandingly locked into thinking in familiar and more acceptable ways--ways that the system general semantics was created to help us improve.
155 (1957) (finding denial of due process where the defendant did not intelligently and understandingly waive counsel before entering a plea of guilty and no counsel was present at beating on the degree of the crime following entry of the guilty plea); Betts v.
must be so control]ed or affected by persuasion or pressure, artful or fraudulent contrivances, or by the insidious influences of persons in close confidential relations with him, that he is not left to act intelligently, understandingly, and voluntarily, but .
We shall obey and adore in proportion as we apprehend the divine nature and love Him understandingly, warring no more over the corporeality, but rejoicing in the affluence of our God.
Though I was born and bred a countryman and Williams was as natively urban (and far more understandingly urban than I was rural), as I read his poems that summer in a place so congenial to my mind, they seemed oddly to fit.
7b it can also understandingly seen why common methods aim at the Layer around #26.
When the needs of family members of neuroscience patients were compared between those that planned an admission and those for whom the admission was unexpected, understandingly their needs were different.
There is a kind of double projection in this hermeneutic paradigm of constitutional analysis: on the one hand, practices in their interrelatedness are projecting possibilities; on the other, Dasein projects understandingly itself upon possibilities.
Super bantamweight Frampton (6-0) is understandingly excited by the fact his next six bouts will be in his home town.
Nodding understandingly to his dilemma, we sniggered behind his back.
When a girl tells them, 'I don't want to risk our friendship,' they nod understandingly all the while thinking, 'hmmm, must try another time.
Understandingly the police are stretched when his party have thinned them out of sight and re-assigned them to desk jobs while misguidedly assuming powerless plastic plods can take up the mantle.