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Synonyms for grasp

Synonyms for grasp

to take firmly with the hand and maintain a hold on

to perceive directly with the intellect

an act or means of holding something

firm control

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a strong or powerful influence

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the ability or power to seize or attain

Synonyms for grasp

understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something

the limit of capability

an intellectual hold or understanding

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hold firmly

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SIR; It was with considerable relief that I heard the Home Office is at last grasping the nettle of ID cards.
Both groups have shown stupidity, just passing the problem from one to the other instead of grasping the nettle many months ago when the Royal British Legion first became involved.
that culling works and the Tory government is to be lauded for courageously grasping the nettle of necessity.
The Low Carbon Networks Fund initiatives prove that the companies are grasping the nettle and seeking innovative ways to meet the challenges ahead.