Synonyms of fathom in English:
1 Charlie tried to fathom the expression on his friend's face
understand, comprehend, work out, fathom out, make sense of, grasp, catch, follow, perceive, make out, penetrate, divine, search out, ferret out, puzzle out, take in, assimilate, absorb, get to the bottom of;
informal make head or tail of, take on board, get a fix on, get/catch the drift of, tumble to, crack, dig, get, get the picture, get the message, see what's what
North American informal savvy
2 an attempt to fathom the ocean
measure the depth of, sound, plumb, probe;
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