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