Fathom
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Fathom [fath-uh m]

NOUN, VERB

Noun

  • A unit of length equal to six feet (1.8 metres), chiefly used in reference to the depth of water.

Verb

  • Understand (a difficult problem or an enigmatic person) after much thought.
  • To penetrate to the truth of.
Example

“Harsh could not fathom the depth of the notion given by us.”

“Ross couldn't fathom the idea.”

Synonyms

Comprehend, Work out, Perceive, Appreciate, Figure out, Grasp, Probe

Antonyms

Misunderstand, Misinterpret, Guess, Lose

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