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Grasp vs Select - What's the difference?

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Grasp is a related term of select.

As an acronym grasp

is (software|object-oriented design).

As an adjective select is




(wikipedia grasp)


(en verb)
  • To grip; to take hold, particularly with the hand.
  • (senseid)To understand.
  • I have never been able to grasp the concept of infinity .

    Derived terms

    * grasp the nettle


    (en noun)
  • Grip.
  • *
  • *:Turning back, then, toward the basement staircase, she began to grope her way through blinding darkness, but had taken only a few uncertain steps when, of a sudden, she stopped short and for a little stood like a stricken thing, quite motionless save that she quaked to her very marrow in the grasp of a great and enervating fear.
  • (senseid)Understanding.
  • That which is accessible; that which is within one's reach or ability.
  • :
  • select



    (en adjective)
  • Privileged, specially selected.
  • :
  • * (1800-1859)
  • *:A few select spirits had separated from the crowd, and formed a fit audience round a far greater teacher.
  • *
  • *:At half-past nine on this Saturday evening, the parlour of the Salutation Inn, High Holborn, contained most of its customary visitors.In former days every tavern of repute kept such a room for its own select circle, a club, or society, of habitu├ęs, who met every evening, for a pipe and a cheerful glass.
  • Of high quality; top-notch.
  • :
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To choose one or more elements of a set, especially a set of options.
  • He looked over the menu, and selected the roast beef.
    The program computes all the students' grades, then selects a random sample for human verification.


    * (to choose) choose, opt