Part of Speech verb
Origin + Etymology
1960s; English; Invented by American author Robert Heinlein for his novel Stranger in a Strange Land.
Synonyms
    1.
  • intuit
  • comprehend
  • apprehend
    2.
  • soothe
  • reassure
  • encourage
Antonyms
    1.
  • misinterpret
  • misunderstood
  • overlook
    2.
  • agitate
  • irritate
  • aggravate
Definition
1. to understand thoroughly and intuitively
2. to communicate sympathetically
Examples
1. A) Despite never having seen this type of device before, she could grok how it worked. B) Sometimes poetry requires you to grok it rather than analyze it line by line.
2. A) The pastor stepped out to grok with the devastated community. B) Sometimes, you just need a friend to grok with you.
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