- 1. appreciation, grasp, hold, understanding, apprehension, discernment, savvy
- usage: understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something; "he has a good grasp of accounting practices"
- 2. compass, range, reach, grasp, capability, capableness, potentiality
- usage: the limit of capability; "within the compass of education"
- 3. grip, grasp, influence
- usage: 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"
- 4. clasp, clench, clutch, clutches, grasp, grip, hold, grasping, taking hold, seizing, prehension
- usage: 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"
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- 1. grasp, hold on, hold, take hold
- usage: hold firmly
- 2. grok, get the picture, comprehend, savvy, dig, grasp, compass, apprehend, understand
- usage: get the meaning of something; "Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?"
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