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grok

 (grŏk)
tr.v. grok·ked, grok·king, groks Slang
To understand profoundly through intuition or empathy.

[Coined by Robert A. Heinlein in his Stranger in a Strange Land.]

grok

(ɡrɒk)
vb
to understand completely and intuitively

grok

(grɒk)
v. grokked, grok•king. Slang. v.t.
1. to understand thoroughly and intuitively.
v.i.
2. to communicate sympathetically.
[coined by Robert A. Heinlein in the science-fiction novel Stranger in a Strange Land (1961)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.grok - get the meaning of somethinggrok - get the meaning of something; "Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?"
understand - know and comprehend the nature or meaning of; "She did not understand her husband"; "I understand what she means"
figure - understand; "He didn't figure her"
catch on, cotton on, get it, get onto, get wise, twig, latch on, tumble - understand, usually after some initial difficulty; "She didn't know what her classmates were plotting but finally caught on"
intuit - know or grasp by intuition or feeling
digest - arrange and integrate in the mind; "I cannot digest all this information"
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But you instantly grok that the Denison, Texas, boy of German heritage was a spade, inevitably reminding me at least that his military voice was the most poignant siren warning of the military-industrial complex.