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.

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