given to understand


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Related to given to understand: defer to, give it a shot, come to fruition, in its entirety

give (one) to understand

To cause one to understand something. Why should I worry? The boss has never given me to understand that she's displeased with my work.
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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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I am also given to understand that this recent effort takes the total raised over the last 35 years to well over PS900m I am, therefore, somewhat at a loss as to what constitutes a child in need.
I'm given to understand that the allegation against me is that I have been part of some meetings held in Riyadh and Dammam, where these plots were hatched.
A spokesman for Lloyds Coaches said yesterday: "We have been given to understand that there has been an accident in the Tywyn area this morning between a lorry and cyclist.
The bank's chief executive, Graham Honeybill, said in a statement, "We are given to understand that the overall fraud encompassed a number of banks not only in the Middle East but in the USA and other countries".
We were given to understand that some legislation had been passed hurriedly due to the interference of two politicians who were not even elected by the people, to implement this.
We have been given to understand that the final calendar for 2013 will be announced during the first race in China," Victory Team Manager Ragesh Elayadeth told Gulf News without giving away much.
We had been given to understand Hafiz Saeed was arrested on charge of being involved in the 26/11 attack," he said.
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.
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.
I have been given to understand that electronic goods such as computers, mobile phones and batteries, should not be disposed of in regular bins as they are hazardous to health and harmful to the environment.
At no time was I given to understand that this was so pounds 249.
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.
Enough background is given to understand the story without reading the other books in the series, although teens might be motivated to start at the beginning.
She has been assessed as in need of 24 hour residential care and we were given to understand that we would have a free choice as to which home she could reside in.