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Synonyms for grasp
græsp, grɑsp

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. appreciation, grasp, hold(noun)

    understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something

    "he has a good grasp of accounting practices"

    Synonyms:
    clutch, compass, storage area, delay, time lag, detainment, range, keep, reach, grip, perceptiveness, handle, hold, appreciation, handgrip, taste, wait, cargo area, detention, postponement, custody, admiration, clasp, cargo deck, clench, clutches, discernment, cargo hold

  2. compass, range, reach, grasp(noun)

    the limit of capability

    "within the compass of education"

    Synonyms:
    clutch, compass, chain, appreciation, clench, orbit, reach, range of mountains, ambit, clutches, hold, range of a function, range, image, kitchen range, stretch, chain of mountains, kitchen stove, scope, clasp, reaching, mountain chain, grip, cooking stove, stove, mountain range

  3. grip, grasp(noun)

    an intellectual hold or understanding

    "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"

    Synonyms:
    clutch, compass, traction, bag, clench, bobby pin, range, travelling bag, reach, grip, handle, hold, appreciation, handgrip, adhesive friction, hairgrip, clasp, traveling bag, clutches, suitcase

  4. clasp, clench, clutch, clutches, grasp, grip, hold(verb)

    the act of grasping

    "he released his clasp on my arm"; "he has a strong grip for an old man"; "she kept a firm hold on the railing"

    Synonyms:
    compass, bobby pin, detainment, batch, traveling bag, range, clutches, custody, reach, postponement, suitcase, clench, keep, clutch bag, time lag, clutch pedal, detention, handgrip, hairgrip, clasp, hold, clutch, appreciation, storage area, cargo area, grip, traction, handle, travelling bag, cargo deck, wait, clinch, cargo hold, adhesive friction, delay, bag

  5. grasp, hold on(verb)

    hold firmly

    Synonyms:
    dig, apprehend, hang on, persevere, savvy, hang in, stop, keep, persist, grok, hold on, compass, get the picture, comprehend, hold the line

  6. grok, get the picture, comprehend, savvy, dig, grasp, compass, apprehend(verb)

    get the meaning of something

    "Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?"

    Synonyms:
    quail at, compass, delve, embrace, toil, grind, dig, nail, drudge, moil, encompass, dig up, arrest, jab, poke, cut into, nab, collar, prod, travail, labour, get the picture, hollow, stab, apprehend, cop, hold on, comprehend, turn over, excavate, pick up, perceive, cover, savvy, labor, grok, circumnavigate, dig out

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. grasp

    A person may obtain a situation by the intercession of friends, he procures a dinner by paying for it. Attain is a lofty word, pointing to some high or desirable result; a man attains the mountain summit, he attains honor or learning as the result of strenuous and earnest labor. Even that usage of attain which has been thought to refer to mere progress of time carries the thought of a result desired; as, to attain to old age; the man desires to live to a good old age; we should not speak of his attaining his dotage. One may attain an object that will prove not worth his labor, but what he achieves is in itself great and splendid; as, the Greeks at Marathon achieved a glorious victory. Compare DO; GET; REACH.

    Synonyms:
    accomplish, achieve, acquire, arrive at, attain, compass, earn, gain, get, master, obtain, procure, reach, secure, win

    Antonyms:
    abandon, fail, forfeit, give up, let go, lose, miss

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. grasp

    Synonyms:
    seize, hold, clasp, retain, comprehend, catch, grip, clutch, grapple

    Antonyms:
    loose, lose, abandon, relinquish, surrender, release, miss, misunderstand

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. grasp(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    clasp, gripe, seize, clinch, clutch, catch, grapple, lay hold of

  2. grasp(n.)

    Synonyms:
    clasp, gripe

  3. grasp(n.)

    Synonyms:
    hold, possession

  4. grasp(n.)

    Synonyms:
    reach, power of seizing or of comprehending

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. grasp(n)

    Synonyms:
    seizure, apprehension, gripe, clasp, grip, prehension, hold, possession, comprehension, understanding

  2. grasp(v)

    Synonyms:
    seize, clutch, clinch, clasp, gripe, struggle, wrestle, comprehend, understand

How to pronounce grasp?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say grasp in sign language?

  1. grasp

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How to use grasp in a sentence?

  1. Philip Haglund:

    Cash was the best way to teach financial literacy because it's so tangible and so easy to grasp, now money is being transferred through some kind of cyberspace, which is really abstract and hard for anyone to understand.

  2. Simone Weil:

    There is something else which has the power to awaken us to the truth. It is the works of writers of genius. They give us, in the guise of fiction, something equivalent to the actual density of the real, that density which life offers us every day but which we are unable to grasp because we are amusing ourselves with lies.

  3. Vannevar Bush:

    If scientific reasoning were limited to the logical processes of arithmetic, we should not get very far in our understanding of the physical world. One might as well attempt to grasp the game of poker entirely by the use of the mathematics of probability.

  4. Tommy Clack:

    We want future generations to understand the cost of freedom because freedom is not free, the younger generation needs to grasp the reality that there is a world out there that wants to do them harm. And I hope that this May 30th everyone takes a moment to say thank you for that sacrifice.

  5. Joshua Dines:

    When someone comes in with a rotator cuff tear that I or a colleague deem irreparable and you tell them they need a shoulder replacement, that seems barbaric, it’s hard for them, a lot of the time, to grasp. This [option] makes it more palatable for the patient in terms of options.


Translations for grasp

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  • قبضة, يفهم، يمسك، يقبArabic
  • comprendreCatalan, Valencian
  • uchopení, porozumění, stisknout, sevření, uchopit, pochopitCzech
  • gribe, begribeDanish
  • erfassen, greifen, verstehen, Griff, begreifen, VerständnisGerman
  • ekteniEsperanto
  • asimiento, agarrar, asir, comprensión, comprenderSpanish
  • فهمPersian
  • käsillä, puristaa, tajuta, ote, käsitys, taju, tarttua, käsissä, käsittää, ymmärrysFinnish
  • agripper, saisir, comprendreFrench
  • glacadhScottish Gaelic
  • תפיסה, הבנה, לפיתהHebrew
  • átérez, felfogHungarian
  • կառչելArmenian
  • genggamanIndonesian
  • comprendere, stretta, comprensione, avvinghiarsi, agguantare, afferrare, capire, presa, padronanza, avvinghiareItalian
  • לִתְפּוֹסHebrew
  • 掴むJapanese
  • ಗ್ರಹಿಸಿKannada
  • sumo, teneoLatin
  • mamauMāori
  • begrijpen, begrip, grijpen, vastpakken, snappen, gripDutch
  • begripeNorwegian
  • uchwyt, pojęcie, trzymać, chwytać, rozumienie, zrozumienie, rozumieć, pojmowaćPolish
  • agarrar, compreensão, entender, compreender, alcancePortuguese
  • понимать, понять, хватать, схватывать, схватитьRussian
  • fatta, greppa, begripa, begrepp, förståelse, räckhåll, grepp, gripaSwedish
  • గ్రహించు, ఆకళింపు చేసుకొను, పట్టుకొనుTelugu
  • kavramakTurkish
  • gleipönVolapük
  • 把握Chinese

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    A synonym for "subterranean"
    • A. overt
    • B. surface
    • C. overhead
    • D. ulterior

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