Synonyms and Antonyms of pick up on
to have a clear idea of
- The students picked up on the new material quickly.
appreciate, apprehend, assimilate, behold, catch, catch on (to), cognize, compass, comprehend, conceive, cotton (to or on to), decipher, decode, dig, discern, get, grasp, grok, intuit, know, make, make out, perceive, recognize, register, savvy, see, seize, sense, tumble (to), twig, understand
to take for one's own use (something originated by another)
- She picked up on earlier styles of painting and added her own flourishes.
appropriate, arrogate, take over, usurp
absorb, assimilate, incorporate, quote
cherish, prize, treasure
cultivate, follow, heed, honor
bring up, foster, nurture, raise, rear
affect, assume, copy, imitate, pretend, put on, simulate
abandon, forsake, give up, relinquish, surrender
abjure, abnegate, disown
reject, renounce, repudiate, spurn
discard, jettison, junk, throw away, throw out