Definition for understandable

adjective as in comprehensible

adjective as in expected

adjective as in able to be understood

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Example Sentences

Part of that is an understandable effort to protect their own citizens.

Given that no amount of social protest is going to dent Rowling’s bank account, perhaps it’s understandable, then, to consider a pragmatic response to a new Harry Potter series.

From Vox

I have also noticed a big gap between “Add-to-Cart” and “Reached Check Out” rate to actual sales on our site, which is understandable and unavoidable in uncertain times like these.

From Fortune

Any rust that slowed the Georgetown men’s basketball team Saturday was completely understandable.

With the addition of Cade Cunningham, the top recruit in the country according to 247Sports, it was an extremely understandable position to take now.

The point of these exercises is to make centuries-old texts relatable; their characters understandable.

And his understandable expressions of regret—now that his book is tanking—come as too little, too late.

Certainly, this response would be understandable and even justified if de Blasio had in fact attacked the police.

This is entirely understandable—after all, it is unsettling that a physician could make such an obvious mistake.

Is this a mature expression of understandable judgment, or a bid to erase history while conflating fiction and reality?

“It is quite understandable, dear,” Jessie said, with more composure than her chum could display at the moment.

These are understandable errors for any scribe, but not for the author of the work, to make.

When assembled in the form of intelligent reports, these statistics present an understandable history of the business.

While it had been intelligible, his enunciation was puzzling at times; occasionally hardly understandable.

Perhaps elsewhere and under more suitable circumstances I may be able to put my thought into words, precise and understandable.


On this page you'll find 91 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to understandable, such as: coherent, intelligible, logical, obvious, recognizable, and apprehensible.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.