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grasp(Mastery), noun ability, apprehension, clasp, cognition, compass, competence, comprehension, embrace, grip, handle, hold, judgment, ken, mastery, perception, purchase, range, reach, savvy, scope, seizure, sense, stretch, sweep, thorough understanding, understanding
grasp(Possession), noun clench, clutch, de facto possession, embracement, grip, hold, purchase, taking hold
graspverb apprehend, capture, clasp, clinch, clutch, cohere, comprehend, conceive, digest, discern, fathom, gain, get to the bottom of, grab, grapple, grip, hold, hold firmly, ken, penetrate, realize, recognize, retain, seize, seize the meaning, sense, snatch, take, understand
See also: ability, adhere, apprehension, cognition, cohere, competence, comprehend, comprehension, conceive, confiscate, coverage, digest, discern, discernment, gain, grapple, hold, information, intelligence, judgment, jurisdiction, knowledge, perception, pierce, possess, read, realize, retain, retention, scope, seize, sense, understand, understanding