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What does "Apprehend" mean?


(v. i.) To be apprehensive; to fear (v. i.) To think, believe, or be of opinion; to understand; to suppose (v. t.) Hence: To take or seize (a person) by legal process; to arrest; as, to apprehend a criminal (v. t.) To anticipate; esp., to anticipate with anxiety, dread, or fear; to fear (v. t.) To know or learn with certainty (v. t.) To take hold of with the understanding, that is, to conceive in the mind; to become cognizant of; to understand; to recognize; to consider (v. t.) To take or seize; to take hold of

Synonyms dig, savvy, pick up, grasp, nail, compass, comprehend, collar, arrest, cop, nab, get the picture, quail at

Word Family apprehended, apprehending, apprehends, apprehension, apprehensions, misapprehend, misapprehends, misapprehension, misapprehensions