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, apprehendverb

    get the meaning of something

    "Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?"

  2. collar, nail, apprehend, arrest, pick up, nab, copverb

    take into custody

    "the police nabbed the suspected criminals"

  3. apprehend, quail atverb

    anticipate with dread or anxiety

Wiktionary

  1. apprehendverb

    To take or seize; to take hold of.

    Etymology: From apprehender (French: appréhender), from apprehendere.

  2. apprehendverb

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

    to apprehend a criminal.

    Etymology: From apprehender (French: appréhender), from apprehendere.

  3. apprehendverb

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

    Etymology: From apprehender (French: appréhender), from apprehendere.

  4. apprehendverb

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

    Etymology: From apprehender (French: appréhender), from apprehendere.

  5. apprehendverb

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

    Etymology: From apprehender (French: appréhender), from apprehendere.

  6. apprehendverb

    To be apprehensive; to fear.

    Etymology: From apprehender (French: appréhender), from apprehendere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Apprehendverb

    to take or seize; to take hold of

  2. Apprehendverb

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

  3. Apprehendverb

    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. Apprehendverb

    to know or learn with certainty

  5. Apprehendverb

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

  6. Apprehendverb

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

  7. Apprehendverb

    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.

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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. Tom Jawetz:

    When Congress in 1996 enacted sweeping immigration enforcement legislation — putting in place the expedited removal system that today allows Border Patrol agents to quickly deport people Border Patrol agents apprehend without any court process — it specifically created the credible fear process to preserve the right of people to seek asylum when they are apprehended between the ports of entry, congress did that knowing that if it circumscribed the right to seek protection, then it would run afoul of our obligations under Tom Jawetz and international law to not return people to face persecution abroad. The interim final rule issued today acknowledges this history even as it attempts to undo it entirely.

  2. H. G. Wells:

    I see knowledge increasing and human power increasing. I see ever-increasing possibilities before life, And I see no limits set to it at all, Existence impresses me as a perpetual dawn. Our lives, as I apprehend, are great in expectations.

  3. Attorney General Loretta Lynch:

    Our nation faces a host of serious, varied and evolving challenges. Our highest priority must always be the security of our homeland, and we are acting aggressively to diffuse threats, we continue to investigate and apprehend those who seek to harm us, including upwards of 70 individuals charged since 2013 for conduct related to foreign fighter activity, and home-grown violent extremism.

  4. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

    Israel takes a strong line against terrorism regardless of who the perpetrators are. I have ordered the security forces to use all means at their disposal to apprehend the murderers and bring them to justice.

  5. Dos Santos:

    Violence engenders more violence, i think the duty of the police officer is to catch, apprehend and for the justice to judge.

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Translations for apprehend

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  • задържам, арестувам, опасявам се, долавям, хващам, схващамBulgarian
  • aprehendreCatalan, Valencian
  • pågribeDanish
  • 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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