- to understand thoroughly and intuitively.
- to communicate sympathetically.
Origin of grok
Examples from the Web for grok
Woe unto the politicians and parties that fail to grok this, as they will face only bigger and bigger losses in market share.Hey, Boomers—Millennials Hate Your Partisan Crap
July 10, 2014
Word Origin and History for grok
"to understand empathically," 1961, arbitrary formation by U.S. science fiction writer Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988) in his book "Stranger in a Strange Land." In popular use 1960s; perhaps obsolete now except in internet technology circles.