Associations to the word «Apprehend»


APPREHEND, verb. (transitive) (archaic) To take or seize; to take hold of.
APPREHEND, verb. (transitive) To take or seize (a person) by legal process; to arrest.
APPREHEND, 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.
APPREHEND, verb. (transitive) To anticipate; especially, to anticipate with anxiety, dread, or fear; to fear.
APPREHEND, verb. (intransitive) To think, believe, or be of opinion; to understand; to suppose.
APPREHEND, verb. (intransitive) To be apprehensive; to fear.

Dictionary definition

APPREHEND, verb. Get the meaning of something; "Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?".
APPREHEND, verb. Take into custody; "the police nabbed the suspected criminals".
APPREHEND, verb. Anticipate with dread or anxiety.

Wise words

Four things come not back. The spoken word, the sped arrow, the past life, ad the neglected opportunity.
Arabian Proverb