Synonyms for apprehend
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To take or seize; to take hold of.
To take or seize (a person) by legal process; to arrest.
to apprehend a criminal.
To take hold of with the understanding, that is, to conceive in the mind; to become cognizant of; to understand; to recognize; to consider.
To anticipate; esp., to anticipate with anxiety, dread, or fear; to fear.
To think, believe, or be of opinion; to understand; to suppose.
To be apprehensive; to fear.
English Synonyms and Antonyms3.0 / 2 votes
To anticipate may be either to take before in fact or to take before in thought; in the former sense it is allied with prevent; in the latter, with the synonyms above given. This is coming to be the prevalent and favorite use. We expect that which we have good reason to believe will happen; as, a boy expects to grow to manhood. We hope for that which we much desire and somewhat expect. We apprehend what we both expect and fear. Anticipate is commonly used now, like foretaste, of that which we expect both with confidence and pleasure. In this use it is a stronger word than hope, where often "the wish is father to the thought." I hope for a visit from my friend, tho I have no word from him; I expect it when he writes that he is coming; and as the time draws near I anticipate it with pleasure. Compare ABIDE; PREVENT.
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grok, get the picture, comprehend, savvy, dig, grasp, compass, apprehendverb
get the meaning of something
"Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?"
quail at, compass, delve, embrace, toil, grind, dig, nail, drudge, moil, encompass, dig up, arrest, jab, poke, cut into, nab, collar, grasp, prod, travail, labour, get the picture, hollow, stab, cop, hold on, comprehend, turn over, excavate, pick up, perceive, cover, savvy, labor, grok, circumnavigate, dig out
collar, nail, apprehend, arrest, pick up, nab, copverb
take into custody
"the police nabbed the suspected criminals"
quail at, cop, uplift, peck, hook, savvy, hear, complete, get, dig, percolate, hold back, nail, glom, nail down, pass with flying colors, perk up, smash, arrest, gather up, get word, nab, snitch, boom, call for, see, find out, turn back, grasp, perk, halt, gain vigor, knock off, ace, compass, receive, sweep through, stop, sail through, get the picture, pinpoint, collar, turn around, get a line, comprehend, lift up, peg, intoxicate, pick up, breeze through, contain, elate, catch, thieve, blast, grok, learn, get wind, hold, collect, discover, check
apprehend, quail atverb
anticipate with dread or anxiety
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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.
It was for us, the government, without a doubt a difficult and tense moment when he [El Chapo] was able to escape from prison. ... But the important thing is that we were able to re-apprehend him. The most wanted criminal in Mexico, one of the most wanted in the world, was re-apprehended thanks to an intelligence effort and consistent work of the public security forces in our country.
The problem with the statement that youre apprehending 80 or 90 percent of drugs at ports of entry -- thats like saying you apprehend most contraband at TSA checkpoints at airports, you apprehend the contraband there because thats where you have the people, the screeners. I assure you if we had screeners of that same density across every single inch and mile of the southern border, youd have more drugs interdicted in those areas.
On two occasions I have been asked, – "Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?" In one case a member of the Upper, and in the other a member of the Lower, House put this question. I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question.
The territory has been completely surrounded, the operation to apprehend and neutralize the criminals is under way.
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- قب� علىArabic
- долавям, схващам, хващам, опасявам се, арестувам, задържамBulgarian
- aprehendreCatalan, Valencian
- festnehmen, begreifen, fangenGerman
- comprender, detener, coger, temer, captar, entender, capturar, aprehender, prender, percibirSpanish
- درک کردنPersian
- snappen, begrijpen, vattenDutch
- capturar, apreender, prender, deterPortuguese
- задержать, арестоватьRussian
- aretirati, prijeti, pojmiti, bati seSlovene
- gripa, greppa, förståSwedish
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