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Definition 1: the cognitive condition of someone who understands - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where savvy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect

Synonyms for savvy in the sense of this definition

(savvy is a kind of ...) a clear and certain mental apprehension

(... is a kind of savvy ) an ability to understand the meaning or importance of something (or the knowledge acquired as a result)

"how you can do that is beyond my comprehension" "he was famous for his comprehension of American literature"

(... is a kind of savvy ) an understanding of yourself and your goals and abilities

(... is a kind of savvy ) a slight or superficial understanding of a subject

(... is a kind of savvy ) understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something

"he has a good grasp of accounting practices"

(... is a kind of savvy ) understanding with difficulty

"the lecture was beyond his most strenuous graspings"

(... is a kind of savvy ) understanding the nature of an event after it has happened

"hindsight is always better than foresight"

(... is a kind of savvy ) the clear (and often sudden) understanding of a complex situation

(... is a kind of savvy ) coming to understand something clearly and distinctly

"a growing realization of the risk involved" "a sudden recognition of the problem he faced" "increasing recognition that diabetes frequently coexists with other chronic diseases"

Definition 2: get the meaning of something - [verb of cognition]

Samples where savvy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?

Synonyms for savvy in the sense of this definition

(savvy is a kind of ...) know and comprehend the nature or meaning of

"She did not understand her husband" "I understand what she means"

(... is a kind of savvy ) understand

"He didn't figure her"

(... is a kind of savvy ) understand, usually after some initial difficulty

"She didn't know what her classmates were plotting but finally caught on"

(... is a kind of savvy ) know or grasp by intuition or feeling

(... is a kind of savvy ) arrange and integrate in the mind

"I cannot digest all this information"

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