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Synonyms for grasp

Synonyms for (noun) grasp

Synonyms: grasp, grip, hold, clasp, clench, clutch, clutches Definition: the act of grasping Usage: he released his clasp on my arm; he has a strong grip for an old man; she kept a firm hold on the railing

Similar words: prehension, taking hold, seizing, grasping Definition: the act of gripping something firmly with the hands (or the tentacles)

Synonyms: grasp, grip Definition: an intellectual hold or understanding Usage: a good grip on French history; they kept a firm grip on the two top priorities; he was in the grip of a powerful emotion; a terrible power had her in its grasp

Similar words: influence Definition: a power to affect persons or events especially power based on prestige etc Usage: used her parents' influence to get the job

Synonyms: range, reach, compass, grasp Definition: the limit of capability Usage: within the compass of education

Similar words: capability, capableness, potentiality Definition: an aptitude that may be developed

Synonyms: hold, grasp, appreciation Definition: understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something Usage: he has a good grasp of accounting practices

Similar words: savvy, apprehension, discernment, understanding Definition: the cognitive condition of someone who understands Usage: he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect

Synonyms for (verb) grasp

Synonyms: dig, compass, comprehend, get the picture, grasp, grok, apprehend, savvy Definition: get the meaning of something Usage: Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?

Similar words: understand Definition: know and comprehend the nature or meaning of Usage: She did not understand her husband; I understand what she means

Synonyms: grasp, hold on Definition: hold firmly

Similar words: take hold, hold Definition: have or hold in one's hands or grip Usage: Hold this bowl for a moment, please; A crazy idea took hold of him