Synonyms of grasp in English:

grasp


See definition of grasp

verb

1‘she grasped his hands’

SYNONYMS

grip, clutch, clasp, hold, clench, lay hold of

catch, seize, grab, snatch, latch on to, catch at, grapple, get one's hands on

ANTONYMS

release

2‘after the lectures she made sure everybody had grasped the important points’

SYNONYMS

understand, comprehend, follow, take in, realize, perceive, see, apprehend, assimilate, absorb, make sense of, master, get to the bottom of, penetrate

informal get, catch on to, figure out, get one's head around, get a fix on, take on board, get the picture, get the drift, make head or tail of

British informal twig, suss, suss out

3‘Henry grasped the opportunity’

SYNONYMS

take advantage of, act on

seize, grasp with both hands, grab, grab at, leap at, snatch, jump at, pounce on

ANTONYMS

miss, overlook


noun

1‘his grasp on her hand was fierce’

SYNONYMS

grip, hold

clutch, clasp, clench

2‘he broke free from his domineering mother's grasp’

SYNONYMS

control, power, clutches, command, mastery, domination, dominion, rule, tyranny, evil embrace

3‘a mighty prize lay within their grasp’

SYNONYMS

reach, scope, capacity, power, limits, range, compass

4‘your grasp of history impresses me’

SYNONYMS

understanding, comprehension, perception, apprehension, awareness, grip, conception, realization, knowledge, cognizance, ken

mastery, command

insight, familiarity