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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

References in classic literature ?
Goaded to madness by the cruel misfortune that had tripped me when success was almost within my grasp, I tore frantically across the intervening space, and just beneath the rope's dangling end I put my earthly muscles to the supreme test.
Tightly as I clung I felt the rope slipping, slipping through my grasp.
Kick and squirm as I would, I could neither turn toward my antagonist nor free myself from his maniacal grasp.
The death of William, the execution of Justine, the murder of Clerval, and lastly of my wife; even at that moment I knew not that my only remaining friends were safe from the malignity of the fiend; my father even now might be writhing under his grasp, and Ernest might be dead at his feet.
I was possessed by a maddening rage when I thought of him, and desired and ardently prayed that I might have him within my grasp to wreak a great and signal revenge on his cursed head.
Here, in the daguerreotype, was the concrete; much she had grasped from it, and always there seemed an infinite more to grasp.
If she could only grasp it, all would be made clear.
Though you had the strength of twenty men,' he added, as the murderer writhed and struggled, you could not escape me or loosen my grasp to-night
The speaker's obstinate carriage, square coat, square legs, square shoulders, - nay, his very neckcloth, trained to take him by the throat with an unaccommodating grasp, like a stubborn fact, as it was, - all helped the emphasis.
cried Oliver, struggling in the man's powerful grasp.
With these words, the man tore the volumes from his grasp, and struck him on the head.
Tulliver's arm; for the flogging ceased, and the grasp on his own arm was relaxed.
But Maggie became conscious that as she was slackening her hold her father was beginning to grasp her and lean on her.