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Synonyms for apprehend
ˌæp rɪˈhɛnd

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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?"

    Synonyms:
    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

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

    take into custody

    "the police nabbed the suspected criminals"

    Synonyms:
    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

  3. apprehend, quail at(verb)

    anticipate with dread or anxiety

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

Wiktionary

  1. apprehend(verb)

    Synonyms:
    fear, seize, catch, detain, understand, imagine, conceive, capture, believe, arrest, dread

  2. apprehend(verb)

    To take or seize; to take hold of.

    Synonyms:
    believe, imagine, arrest, seize, detain, fear, understand, capture, catch, conceive, dread

  3. apprehend(verb)

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

    to apprehend a criminal.

    Synonyms:
    fear, imagine, believe, catch, understand, seize, capture, detain, conceive, dread, arrest

  4. 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.

    Synonyms:
    understand, arrest, dread, capture, seize, fear, conceive, believe, imagine, detain, catch

  5. apprehend(verb)

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

    Synonyms:
    detain, dread, catch, seize, fear, arrest, believe, imagine, understand, conceive, capture

  6. apprehend(verb)

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

    Synonyms:
    dread, catch, seize, arrest, capture, imagine, detain, understand, fear, believe, conceive

  7. apprehend(verb)

    To be apprehensive; to fear.

    Synonyms:
    capture, fear, understand, dread, believe, seize, catch, imagine, detain, conceive, arrest

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. apprehend

    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.

    Synonyms:
    anticipate, expect, forecast, foretaste, hope, look forward to

    Antonyms:
    despair of, distrust, doubt, doubt, dread, fear, recall, recollect, remember

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. apprehend

    Synonyms:
    comprehend, understand, take, expect, seize, conceive, arrest, fancy, dread, imagine, presume, anticipate, fear, conjecture

    Antonyms:
    ignore, miss, lose, misconjecture, misconceive, misapprehend, misanticipate

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. apprehend(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    seize, arrest, take, take prisoner

  2. apprehend(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    conceive, imagine, see, perceive, believe, know, COMPREHEND

  3. apprehend(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    fear, dread, think of with fear

  4. apprehend(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    think, suppose, imagine, conceive, fancy, OPINE, hold, ween, presume, be of opinion, take it, entertain the idea

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. apprehend(v)

    Synonyms:
    arrest, seize, understand, recognize, consider believe, anticipate, dread, fear

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "apprehend":

    arrest, apprehending, detain, stop, capture, apprehension

How to pronounce apprehend?

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How to say apprehend in sign language?

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How to use apprehend in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Van Horn:

    I think it was his intention to die that day, whether by his own hand or ours, i know the (Godwin) family wants closure. We would have liked to apprehend him, but that didn't happen.

  3. Greg Abbott:

    This tragic loss is a grave reminder of the risks that our law enforcement officers face every single day, i thank the officers who bravely responded to apprehend the suspect, and I assure you that the state of Texas is committed to bringing this killer to justice.

  4. Greg Abbott:

    I thank the officers who bravely responded to apprehend the suspect, and I assure you that the state of Texas is committed to bringing this killer to justice.

  5. The Interior Ministry:

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


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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