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Synonyms for fathom
ˈfæð əm

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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(verb)

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

  2. fathom(verb)

    To encircle with outstretched arms, especially to take a measurement; to embrace.

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

  3. fathom(verb)

    To measure the depth of, take a sounding of.

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

  4. fathom(verb)

    To get to the bottom of; to manage to comprehend (a problem etc.).

    I can't for the life of me fathom what this means.

    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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How to say fathom in sign language?

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How to use fathom in a sentence?

  1. Arnold Donald:

    As we continue our discussions with Cuba, and in anticipation of Fathom travelers being on equal footing with those who travel by air, we are accepting bookings from all travelers, including Cuba-born individuals, however, if Cuba’s decision is delayed beyond May 1, we will delay the start of our sailings.

  2. Phil Robertson:

    Arakan Army's hard to fathom that a government and its military could actually commit crimes against humanity against two different ethnic groups -- the Rohingya and Rakhine State -- in one province but somehow Myanmar has managed to do it, and now they need to be held accountable for it.

  3. from the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (Translation by Edward Fitzgerald):

    You know, my Friends, with what a brave CarouseI made a Second Marriage in my house; Divorced old barren Reason from my Bed,And took the Daughter of the Vine to Spouse.For "Is" and "Is-not" though with Rule and LineAnd "Up-and-down" by Logic I define, Of all that one should care to fathom, IWas never deep in anything but - Wine.

  4. Ahmed Korayem:

    The mind holds a specific image of who we currently are, not who we are yet to become. Subconscious fears change since it can't fathom life as the new-self. In that, it will fight, create stories, excuses and limiting theories on why one should remain where they are. Why would it do such a thing? Because it's what it knows. It knows it exists in the current reality and has no guarantees that it will exist in the new one. It also knows you (its host) is alive with the current reality and has no guarantees if you will be alive if you make the transition to the new one. Just trust in that you're enabling in the divine will of the universe to unfold in order to move the world forward. Yes, your work will elevate the level of human consciousness. That is how important you are!

  5. Matt Fairchild:

    I don't want to hurt ever, i can't fathom the idea of being in pain and not having a way out.


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
  • ஆழத்தைTamil
  • kulaçTurkish

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