Full record for grok v.
||to perceive or understand fully; to feel empathy with; to enjoy, appreciate
||coined by Heinlein in Stranger in a Strange Land
||Coined as a term in the "Martian" language by Robert A. Heinlein in Stranger in a Strange Land (1961).
||6 July, 2008
Citations for grok v.
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| 1968 S. E. Whitfield in S. E. Whitfield & G. Roddenberry Making of ‘Star Trek’ ii. v. 223
||Yet the public reaction to Star Trek 's green-blooded Vulcan has been astounding. ‘I Grok Spock’ buttons are in evidence everywhere.
|1995 D. Brin Brightness Reef (1996) 68
||Noors can't speak Galactic Two or any other language anyone's ever grokked, but they can memorize and repeat any short mirror-flash they happen to pick up with their sharp eyes.
|1998 G. Cox Assignment: Eternity xiii. 178
| 1998 D. Brin Heaven's Reach 410
||Can you sniff/sense/feel/grok the very thing you covet‥and secretly fear?
| 1999 Interzone Mar. 62/1
||What merit Dozois perceives in this utter turkey was beyond me when he included it in one of his Best-of-the-Year anthologies and is even harder to grok on rereading.