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Synonyms for fathom
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fathom, fthm(noun)

    a linear unit of measurement (equal to 6 feet) for water depth

    Synonyms:
    fthm

  2. fathom, fthm(verb)

    (mining) a unit of volume (equal to 6 cubic feet) used in measuring bodies of ore

    Synonyms:
    fthm

  3. penetrate, fathom, bottom(verb)

    come to understand

    Synonyms:
    click, imbue, riddle, dawn, infiltrate, permeate, perforate, diffuse, sink in, penetrate, come home, get through, bottom, fall into place, sound, pervade, get across, interpenetrate

  4. fathom, sound(verb)

    measure the depth of (a body of water) with a sounding line

    Synonyms:
    sound, vocalise, penetrate, voice, vocalize, bottom, go

Wiktionary

  1. fathom(noun)

    Grasp, envelopment, control.

    Synonyms:
    puzzle out, fathom out, figure out, work out

  2. fathom(noun)

    A measure of length corresponding to the outstretched arms, standardised to six feet, now used mainly for measuring depths in seas or oceans.

    Synonyms:
    puzzle out, work out, fathom out, figure out

  3. fathom(noun)

    Mental reach or scope; penetration; the extent of capacity; depth of thought or contrivance.

    Synonyms:
    work out, figure out, puzzle out, fathom out

  4. fathom(verb)

    Synonyms:
    puzzle out, fathom out, work out, figure out

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. fathom

    Synonyms:
    gauge, pierce, measure, sound, probe

    Antonyms:
    survey, glance, scan, overlook, miss, graze, skim

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. fathom(n.)

    Synonyms:
    six feet, two yards

  2. fathom(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    sound, try the depth of, measure by a sounding-line

  3. fathom(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    divine, penetrate, reach, understand, comprehend

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    understand

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Translations for fathom

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  • سبر الغورArabic
  • клафтер, проумявам, фатом, разбирамBulgarian
  • comprendre, sondejar, braça, abraçarCatalan, Valencian
  • sáh, proniknout, porozumět do hloubkyCzech
  • fatte, favn, begribeDanish
  • Klafter, verstehen, umarmen, Faden, ergründen, loten, ausloten, begreifen, sondierenGerman
  • ahondar, abrazar, comprender, braza, profundizar, sondar, sondearSpanish
  • süldEstonian
  • syli, syleillä, luodata, käsittääFinnish
  • favnurFaroese
  • saisir, comprendre, brasseFrench
  • brazaGalician
  • थाह लेनाHindi
  • kitalál, megért, öl, átölel, rájönHungarian
  • comprendere, braccio, capireItalian
  • hiroJapanese
  • ჩასწვდება, სწვდებაGeorgian
  • aronui, mārō, whangangaMāori
  • depaMalay
  • vademDutch
  • favnNorwegian
  • sążeńPolish
  • sondar, compreender, braçaPortuguese
  • înțelege, apuca, braț, pătrunde, îmbrățișa, măsura, sonda, fathomRomanian
  • расследовать, морская сажень, постигать, обхватить, понимать, измерять, делать промер лотом, выяснять, осознавать, фатом, исследовать, фадом, разузнаватьRussian
  • tr=vyamaSanskrit
  • хват, hvatSerbo-Croatian
  • siahaSlovak
  • objeti, izmeriti, dognati, seženjSlovene
  • omfamna, famna om, loda, famnSwedish
  • kulaçTurkish

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