Definition of Apprehend

1. Verb. Get the meaning of something. "Sam and Sue apprehend the movie "; "Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?"




2. Verb. Take into custody. "The police nabbed the suspected criminals"
Exact synonyms: Arrest, Collar, Cop, Nab, Nail, Pick Up
Generic synonyms: Clutch, Prehend, Seize
Derivative terms: Apprehender, Apprehension, Arrest, Collar, Cop, Pickup

3. Verb. Anticipate with dread or anxiety.
Exact synonyms: Quail At
Entails: Dread, Fear
Generic synonyms: Anticipate, Look For, Look To
Derivative terms: Apprehender, Apprehension, Apprehension, Apprehensive, Apprehensive

Definition of Apprehend

1. v. t. To take or seize; to take hold of.

2. v. i. To think, believe, or be of opinion; to understand; to suppose.

Definition of Apprehend

1. Verb. (transitive archaic) To take or seize; to take hold of. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To take or seize (a person) by legal process; to arrest. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To take hold of with the understanding, that is, to conceive in the mind; to become cognizant of; to understand; to recognize; to consider. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To anticipate; esp., to anticipate with anxiety, dread, or fear; to fear. ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) To think, believe, or be of opinion; to understand; to suppose. ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive) To be apprehensive; to fear. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Apprehend

1. [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Apprehend

appreciate
appreciated
appreciates
appreciating
appreciatingly
appreciation
appreciations
appreciative
appreciatively
appreciativeness
appreciator
appreciatorily
appreciators
appreciatory
apprecihate
apprehend (current term)
apprehended
apprehender
apprehenders
apprehending
apprehends
apprehensibility
apprehensible
apprehensibly
apprehension
apprehensions
apprehensive
apprehensively
apprehensiveness
apprentice

Literary usage of Apprehend

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. pennsylvania archives by Pennsylvania State Library, Pennsylvania Dept. of Public Instruction, Pennsylvania Secretary of the Commonwealth (1876)
"Given under my Hand and Seal at Arms at Philad'a, this 28 May, 1755. er- PROCLAMATION TO apprehend DESERTERS. WHEREAS, Col. Dunbar, who had ye Command of ..."

2. The Republic of Plato by Plato (1888)
"(few exceptions, such as geometry and its accompanying sciences, which, according to us, in some small degree apprehend what is real,—we find that, ..."

3. The First Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England: Or, A Commentary by Edward Coke, Thomas Littleton, Matthew Hale, Heneage Finch Nottingham (1794)
"B.it we apprehend, that in other ... not being corporate, and yet having, as we apprehend, ... apprehend ..."

4. The Works of George Fox by George Fox (1831)
"P. And they say, ' False Christs have a new false faith to apprehend this ... P. And they say, ' It is a scripture of the devil's making to apprehend this ..."

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