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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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The requirements for the tool itself include being lightweight, "available to engineers in their current workflow," and "grokked in seconds." To do that, continues Kyriakidis, QVscribe turns "syntactic weaknesses into strengths using a visual grading system powered by NLP."
"We thought," they acknowledged in their foreward to this year's paperback edition, "that more Americans, especially the earnest ones who fill our city halls, statehouses, and federal legislature, more fully grokked the unsustainability of the twenty-first century's endless spending increases." Federal spending alone, they note, had risen, in constant 2005 dollars, from $1.85 trillion in 1991 to $2.1 trillion in 2001 to $3.1 trillion in 2010.
If you remember the '70s, or ever went to a Grateful Dead concert, or have visited Amsterdam, you've been there, grokked that.