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synonyms for fathom

  • appreciate
  • comprehend
  • divine
  • figure out
  • grasp
  • penetrate
  • pinpoint
  • plumb
  • unravel
  • apprehend
  • catch
  • cognize
  • dig
  • estimate
  • follow
  • gauge
  • get
  • have
  • interpret
  • know
  • measure
  • perceive
  • pierce
  • probe
  • recognize
  • savvy
  • sound
  • get to the bottom
See also synonyms for: fathomed / fathoming / fathoms
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antonyms for fathom

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  • misinterpret
  • misunderstand
  • guess
  • lose
  • miss
  • neglect
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How to use fathom in a sentence

There were to be many things yet which Felipe could not fathom in this lovely, sorrowing, sunny sister of his.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
This is some passing whim of your wife, due to some cause or causes which you and I needn't try to fathom.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
There is no protection there for the ships against submarines except Enos harbour and Enos is only one fathom deep.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
From the portress Cibot to the Marquise d'Espard, not one of his women has an evil thought that he does not fathom.
REPERTORY OF THE COMEDIE HUMAINE, COMPLETE, A -- ZANATOLE CERFBERR AND JULES FRANOIS CHRISTOPHE
Maud Barrington's eyes were grateful, but there was something that Winston could not fathom behind her smile.
WINSTON OF THE PRAIRIEHAROLD BINDLOSS
Poets have written about it, choirs have sung about it, but who can fathom the meaning of that little word, home!
THE VALUE OF A PRAYING MOTHERISABEL C. BYRUM
Trying to fathom the abyss below them, he saw the flames of the aurora borealis reflected in the water of an immense lake.
URANIACAMILLE FLAMMARION
Scintillate, scintillate, globule orific, Fain would I fathom thy nature's specific.
THE BOOK OF HUMOROUS VERSEVARIOUS
Such was the mystery that, without rule or precedent, they were now required to fathom.
THE WORKS OF HUBERT HOWE BANCROFT, VOLUME 5HUBERT HOWE BANCROFT
Scotty had lost no time, and not more than thirty-five fathom of line was out when the monster rose.
THE BOY WITH THE U. S. FISHERIESFRANCIS ROLT-WHEELER
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO FATHOM

  • acknowledge
  • apprehend
  • be aware of
  • be cognizant of
  • be conscious of
  • catch the drift
  • comprehend
  • dig
  • fathom
  • grasp
  • know
  • perceive
  • read
  • realize
  • recognize
  • savvy
  • see daylight
  • sympathize with
  • take account of
  • understand
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.