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mastering

[ mas-ter, mah-ster ]SEE DEFINITION OF mastering

Synonyms for mastering

  • comprehend
  • grasp
  • understand
  • acquire
  • cram
  • grind
  • study
  • swamp
  • beat the game
  • beat the system
  • bone up
  • bury yourself in
  • excel in
  • gain mastery
  • get down cold
  • get down pat
  • get hold of
  • get the hang of
  • get the knack of
  • hit the books
  • learn the ropes
  • megastudy
  • pick up
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Antonyms for mastering

  • misinterpret
  • mistake
  • misunderstand
  • be ignorant
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MASTERING

Did she hate him for his mastering of circumstances but not herself?

For nearly ten years the disease kept on mastering me more and more.

He set himself the infinite task of mastering the difficult language.

How tremendous is the quick succession of mastering passions!

Mastering his emotion, de Loubersac decided to make a clean breast of it.

For half an hour there was no mastering him, but all at once he broke down.

But even while he was struggling with the poison of one horrible word, it was mastering him.

The night's patrol, and the mastering of Billy, had tired the girl.

He read slowly, for the dialect was new, and he was bent on mastering it.

"Au revoir, ma chère," he answered, mastering his voice with all his strength.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., "to get the better of," from master (n.) and also from Old French maistrier, from Medieval Latin magistrare. Meaning "to reduce to subjugation" is early 15c.; that of "to acquire complete knowledge" is from 1740s. Related: Mastered; mastering.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR MASTERING

getting

nounthe act of procuring
  • appropriating
  • assimilating
  • capturing
  • catching
  • clutching
  • confiscating
  • earning
  • gaining
  • grasping
  • mastering
  • obtaining
  • pursuing
  • securing
  • seizing
  • snatching
  • taking
  • winning
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