What does apprehend mean?

Definitions for apprehend
ˌæp rɪˈhɛndap·pre·hend

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word apprehend.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. grok, get the picture, comprehend, savvy, dig, grasp, compass, apprehend(verb)

    get the meaning of something

    "Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?"

  2. collar, nail, apprehend, arrest, pick up, nab, cop(verb)

    take into custody

    "the police nabbed the suspected criminals"

  3. apprehend, quail at(verb)

    anticipate with dread or anxiety

Wiktionary

  1. apprehend(Verb)

    To take or seize; to take hold of.

  2. apprehend(Verb)

    To take or seize (a person) by legal process; to arrest.

    to apprehend a criminal.

  3. apprehend(Verb)

    To take hold of with the understanding, that is, to conceive in the mind; to become cognizant of; to understand; to recognize; to consider.

  4. apprehend(Verb)

    To anticipate; esp., to anticipate with anxiety, dread, or fear; to fear.

  5. apprehend(Verb)

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

  6. apprehend(Verb)

    To be apprehensive; to fear.

  7. Origin: From apprehender (French: appréhender), from apprehendere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Apprehend(verb)

    to take or seize; to take hold of

  2. Apprehend(verb)

    hence: To take or seize (a person) by legal process; to arrest; as, to apprehend a criminal

  3. Apprehend(verb)

    to take hold of with the understanding, that is, to conceive in the mind; to become cognizant of; to understand; to recognize; to consider

  4. Apprehend(verb)

    to know or learn with certainty

  5. Apprehend(verb)

    to anticipate; esp., to anticipate with anxiety, dread, or fear; to fear

  6. Apprehend(verb)

    to think, believe, or be of opinion; to understand; to suppose

  7. Apprehend(verb)

    to be apprehensive; to fear

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Apprehend

    ap-pre-hend′, v.t. to lay hold of: to seize by authority: to be conscious of by means of the senses: to lay hold of by the intellect: to catch the meaning of: to consider or hold a thing as such: to fear.—n. Apprehensibil′ity.—adj. Apprehens′ible.—n. Apprehen′sion, act of apprehending or seizing: arrest: (arch.) conscious perception: conception: ability to understand: fear: (obs.) sensitiveness, sensibility to.—adj. Apprehens′ive, pertaining to the laying hold of sensuous and mental impressions: intelligent, clever: having an apprehension or notion of: fearful: anticipative of something adverse.—n. Apprehens′iveness. [L. apprehendĕread, to, prehendĕre, -hensum, to lay hold of.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. apprehend

    In a military sense, implies the seizing or confining of any person; as, to apprehend a deserter, etc.

How to pronounce apprehend?

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How to say apprehend in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of apprehend in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of apprehend in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of apprehend in a Sentence

  1. President Muhammadu Buhari:

    We shall apprehend the perpetrators and their sponsors and bring them to justice.

  2. The Interior Ministry:

    The territory has been completely surrounded, the operation to apprehend and neutralize the criminals is under way.

  3. Alex Bastian:

    This was a very proactive investigation. We had a joint task force in place along with SFPD to apprehend the suspect.

  4. Alfred North Whitehead:

    Intelligence is quickness to apprehend as distinct from ability, which is capacity to act wisely on the thing apprehended.

  5. Human Rights Watch:

    Regardless of the verdicts in the case, Philippine authorities need to apprehend the several dozen suspects still at large.

Images & Illustrations of apprehend

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Translations for apprehend

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • задържам, арестувам, опасявам се, долавям, хващам, схващамBulgarian
  • aprehendreCatalan, Valencian
  • festnehmen, fangen, begreifenGerman
  • comprender, captar, prender, percibir, aprehender, capturar, entender, temer, coger, detenerSpanish
  • درک کردنPersian
  • appréhenderFrench
  • begrijpen, vatten, snappenDutch
  • deter, prender, capturar, apreenderPortuguese
  • chapayQuechua
  • задержать, арестоватьRussian
  • aretirati, pojmiti, prijeti, bati seSlovene
  • gripa, förstå, greppaSwedish

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