implicitly understood [in different words?]

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IJWBS

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English
Isn't there a word for understanding something without it being said? I'm currently using implicitly understood but I know there's a better word.
 
  • Cagey

    post mod (English Only / Latin)
    English - US
    Hello IJWBS,

    Welcome to the forum. :)

    Please give us a complete sentence in which you would use this phrase. We require a sentence with every question. Among other things, a specific helps people think of possibilities to suggest.
     

    wandle

    Senior Member
    English - British
    Isn't there a word for understanding something without it being said? I'm currently using implicitly understood but I know there's a better word.
    It depends on the context.
    Can you give an example of a sentence in which the word might be needed?
     

    IJWBS

    New Member
    English
    Hi, thanks for the warm welcome. The context I wish to use it in:
    "USA exceeded their [implicitly understood/better word] pre-tournament medal target"

    I mean to say that although there was no explicit target as such, everyone had a similar expectation in their minds which was exceeded.
     

    wandle

    Senior Member
    English - British
    You could put 'expectations' instead of 'target' and just leave 'implicitly understood' out.
    Alternatively, 'unspoken' or 'unvoiced' might do for 'implicitly understood'.
     
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