Grasp and Misunderstand


Grasp verb - To have a practical understanding of.
Usage example: he just doesn't grasp how important it is that he call when he'll be late

Misunderstand is an antonym for grasp in topics: understand, grab.

Nearby Words: grasping, grasped, grasper


Misunderstand verb - To fail to understand the true or actual meaning of.
Usage example: you misunderstood that poem because you took everything so literally

Grasp is an antonym for misunderstand in get the wrong idea topic.

Nearby Word: misunderstanding

Common collocations

nature grasp nature misunderstand nature
situation grasp situation misunderstand situation
characters grasp characters misunderstand characters
language grasp language misunderstand language
Other words: message, concept, metaphor, rules, ideas.
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