Synonyms of grapple in English:

grapple


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verb

1‘he threw himself forward and grappled with him’

SYNONYMS
wrestle, struggle, tussle
brawl, fight, scuffle, clash, combat, battle
close, engage

2‘he launched into the crowd to grapple his unfortunate prey’

SYNONYMS
seize, grab, lay hold of, take hold of, grip, hold, grasp, clasp, clench, catch hold of, catch, lay one's hands on, get one's hands on
ANTONYMS

let go of, release

3‘a writer grappling with the problems of exile’

SYNONYMS
tackle, confront, address oneself to, face, attend to, attack, get down to
deal with, cope with, come to grips with, get to grips with
concentrate on, focus on, apply oneself to, devote oneself to
informal get stuck into, get cracking on, get weaving on, have a crack at, have a go at, have a shot at, have a stab at
ANTONYMS

avoid