- (transitive) to make someone understand (something), to clarify, to illuminate, to bring home (the person or other creature supposed to understand something is expressed with -val/-vel)
- (reflexive, with a form of magát) to make oneself understood (e.g. in a foreign language)
The past-tense forms of this verb are identical with the past-tense forms of megért (“to understand”), with the exception of the 3rd person singular indefinite, so one should always consider the possible homonyms. Normally the argument (e.g. a form of -val/-vel for the first sense or the specification of the language in the second) will make the meaning clear.