- to understand thoroughly and intuitively.
- to communicate sympathetically.
Origin of grok
Examples from the Web for grokking
In the parlance of the day, he achieved the photographic equivalent of ''grokking'' his subjects.The Kings of Kodachrome
February 18, 2010
Word Origin and History for grokking
"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.