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Synonyms for grasp
græsp, grɑsp

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term grasp.

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    seize, grasping, understand, understanding, scope, mastery, capture, master

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. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Man must spend much more time in extraordinary natural places to grasp much better how remarkable our planet is and to realise what a great privilege and what an enormous joy to be living here!

  2. Alexis de Tocqueville:

    After having thus successively taken each member of the community in its powerful grasp and fashioned him at will, the supreme power then extends its arm over the whole community. It covers the surface of society with a network of small, complicated rules, minute and uniform, through which the most original minds and the most energetic characters cannot penetrate, to rise above the crowd. The will of man is not shattered, but softened, bent, and guided; men seldom forced by it to act, but they are constantly restrained from acting. Such a power does not destroy, but it prevents existence; it does not tyrannize, but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till each nation is reduced to nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which the government is the shepherd.

  3. John Dryden:

    How can finite grasp infinity

  4. Shawn Sanders:

    I got the opportunity to see and have the insights on how the city government works and how the mayor does his job and the people that work for him and their jobs, just really getting an understanding and a grasp of not just looking outside-in, but really looking inside-out and not judging it and really seeing the depths of everything.

  5. Kevin Gillespie:

    I felt that we as Southerners were starting to slowly lose our grasp on the traditional cooking of the South, because we put so much emphasis on modernizing (cuisine) ... we accidentally forgot to bring our grandma with us. And we need to go back and pick her up.


Translations for grasp

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • قبضة, يفهم، يمسك، يقبArabic
  • comprendreCatalan, Valencian
  • uchopení, porozumění, stisknout, sevření, uchopit, pochopitCzech
  • gribe, begribeDanish
  • erfassen, greifen, verstehen, Griff, begreifen, VerständnisGerman
  • 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
  • 掴むJapanese
  • 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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