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

Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart.
Martin Luther King Jr.