Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun grasp

4 senses of grasp

Sense 1
appreciation, grasp, hold -- (understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something; "he has a good grasp of accounting practices")
       => understanding, apprehension, discernment, savvy -- (the cognitive condition of someone who understands; "he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect")

Sense 2
compass, range, reach, grasp -- (the limit of capability; "within the compass of education")
       => capability, capableness, potentiality -- (an aptitude that may be developed)

Sense 3
grip, grasp -- (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")
       => influence -- (a power to affect persons or events especially power based on prestige etc; "used her parents' influence to get the job")

Sense 4
clasp, clench, clutch, clutches, grasp, grip, hold -- (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")
       => grasping, taking hold, seizing, prehension -- (the act of gripping something firmly with the hands (or the tentacles))

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb grasp

2 senses of grasp

Sense 1
grasp, hold on -- (hold firmly)
       => hold, take hold -- (have or hold in one's hands or grip; "Hold this bowl for a moment, please"; "A crazy idea took hold of him")

Sense 2
grok, get the picture, comprehend, savvy, dig, grasp, compass, apprehend -- (get the meaning of something; "Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?")
       => understand -- (know and comprehend the nature or meaning of; "She did not understand her husband"; "I understand what she means")

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