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Correct spelling:
The measure or extant of one's capacity; depth, as of intellect; profundity; reach; penetration.


bottom, fthm, penetrate, sound.
angstrom, block, centimeter, criterion, cubit, decameter, decimeter, ell, foot, furlong, hectometer, inch, kilometer, knot, league, measure, meter, micron, mil, mile, millimeter, minute, rod, second, step, yard.
fathom, fthm.
acknowledge, fathom, read, realize, sympathize with, understand, be aware of, be cognizant of, be conscious of, catch the drift, see daylight, take account of.
absorb, accept, believe, conceive, digest, get the picture, imagine, sense, think.
fathom, sound.
bottom, fathom, penetrate.
assimilate, click, discern, envisage, envision, make out, see, take in, GOTCHA, capiche, get*, dig*, savvy*, tumble*.
break, decipher, decode, decrypt, solve, work out, cryptanalyze, get answer.
breakthrough, detect, determine, dig up, disclose, discover, disinter, educe, elicit, expose, find, identify, realize, recognize, reveal, solve, unearth, unmask, unravel, Unriddle.
appreciate, apprehend, catch, cognize, comprehend, dig, divine, estimate, figure out, follow, gauge, get, grasp, have, interpret, know, measure, penetrate, perceive, pierce, pinpoint, plumb, probe, recognize, savvy, sound, unravel, get to the bottom.
cipher, clear up, conclude, determine, discover, disentangle, master, opine, puzzle out, reason, resolve, rule, settle, suppose, think out, unfold, unscramble, untangle, Unriddle, dope out, crack, catch on to, make heads or tails of.
catch on, take in*.
acquire, gain, hear, learn, look at, memorize, notice, receive, get into one's head, pick up*.
compass, latch on, make, take, get the drift.
calculate, chance, conjecture, deduce, deem, guesstimate, happen upon, hypothesize, infer, judge, pick, postulate, predicate, predict, presume, pretend, reckon, select, size up, speculate, suggest, surmise, survey, suspect, theorize, venture, take a shot at, dare say, go out on a limb, jump to a conclusion, lump it, take a stab at, think likely.
comprehend, understand.
Examples of usage:
  1. He obeyed automatically, not striving to fathom the great charity of her silence. – Garrison's Finish A Romance of the Race-Course by W. B. M. Ferguson
  2. " If she were my own daughter, or any other poor person's child, I would have let her go and come back by herself long ago, but there is one living not far off, who, for reasons of his own which I cannot fathom, would, I am afraid, like to spirit her off," said the dame mysteriously. – Won from the Waves by W.H.G. Kingston
  3. And each huge trunk that from the side, Reclines him o'er the darksome tide, Where Tees, full many a fathom low, Wears with his rage no common foe; Nor pebbly bank, nor sand- bed here, Nor clay- mound checks his fierce career, Condemned to mine a channelled way O'er solid sheets of marble grey. – Vanishing England by P. H. Ditchfield
  4. She's down to no more'n half a fathom. – Caribbee by Thomas Hoover
  5. There was something in his manner that she could not quite fathom, but it was something that she could not possibly resent. – The Knave of Diamonds by Ethel May Dell