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Synonyms for apprehension
ˌæp rɪˈhɛn ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. apprehension, apprehensiveness, dread(noun)

    fearful expectation or anticipation

    "the student looked around the examination room with apprehension"

    Synonyms:
    pinch, savvy, collar, misgiving, dread, arrest, taking into custody, understanding, catch, apprehensiveness, discernment

  2. understanding, apprehension, discernment, savvy(noun)

    the cognitive condition of someone who understands

    "he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect"

    Synonyms:
    sympathy, judgement, intellect, collar, perceptiveness, dread, discernment, appreciation, misgiving, taste, catch, sagaciousness, judgment, pinch, discretion, savvy, reason, understanding, agreement, taking into custody, arrest, sagacity, apprehensiveness

  3. apprehension, misgiving(noun)

    painful expectation

    Synonyms:
    savvy, mistrust, suspicion, scruple, dread, misgiving, catch, arrest, pinch, distrust, qualm, understanding, taking into custody, discernment, collar, apprehensiveness

  4. apprehension, arrest, catch, collar, pinch, taking into custody(noun)

    the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)

    "the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar"

    Synonyms:
    hitch, hint, touch, understanding, mite, jot, stoppage, catch, halt, shoe collar, dog collar, snap, match, snatch, tinge, soupcon, exigency, speck, neckband, collar, taking into custody, leash, stop, discernment, misgiving, emergency, arrest, tweak, pinch, stay, apprehensiveness, dread, savvy, gimmick, grab, haul, choker, check

Wiktionary

  1. apprehension(noun)

    Antonyms:
    inapprehension

  2. apprehension(noun)

    Antonyms:
    inapprehension

  3. apprehension(noun)

    Antonyms:
    inapprehension

  4. apprehension(noun)

    Antonyms:
    inapprehension

  5. apprehension(noun)

    Antonyms:
    inapprehension

  6. apprehension(noun)

    Antonyms:
    inapprehension

  7. apprehension(noun)

    Antonyms:
    inapprehension

  8. apprehension(noun)

    Synonyms:
    alarm

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. apprehension

    Alarm, according to its derivation all'arme, "to arms," is an arousing to meet and repel danger, and may be quite consistent with true courage. Affright and fright express sudden fear which, for the time at least, overwhelms courage. The sentinel discovers with alarm the sudden approach of the enemy; the unarmed villagers view it with affright. Apprehension, disquietude, dread, misgiving, and solicitude are in anticipation of danger; consternation, dismay, and terror are overwhelming fear, generally in the actual presence of that which is terrible, though these words also may have an anticipative force. Timidity is a quality, habit, or condition, a readiness to be affected with fear. A person of great timidity is constantly liable to needless alarm and even terror. Compare FEAR.

    Synonyms:
    affright, alarm, consternation, dismay, disquietude, dread, fear, fright, misgiving, panic, solicitude, terror, timidity

    Antonyms:
    assurance, calmness, confidence, repose, security

    Preposition:
    Alarm was felt in the camp, among the soldiers, at the news.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. apprehension(n.)

    Synonyms:
    seizure, arrest

  2. apprehension(n.)

    Synonyms:
    understanding, intellect, intelligence, intellection, mind, reason

  3. apprehension(n.)

    Synonyms:
    conception, IMAGINATION, the mind's eye

  4. apprehension(n.)

    Synonyms:
    knowledge, discernment, perception, sense

  5. apprehension(n.)

    Synonyms:
    opinion, belief, fancy, supposition, judgment, sentiment, idea, notion

  6. apprehension(n.)

    Synonyms:
    fear, dread, distrust, suspicion, anxiety, solicitude, care, concern, misgiving, alarm, worry, disquiet, uneasiness, vexation

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. apprehension(n)

    Synonyms:
    seizure, arrest, opinion, conception, belief, notion, understanding, fear, dread, anxiety, solicitude, alarm

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    fear, arrest, foreboding, detention, concern, trepidation, capture, anxiety, apprehend

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How to use apprehension in a sentence?

  1. Isaac Newton:

    A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true, for if the things be false, the apprehension of them is not understanding.

  2. Alfred North Whitehead:

    Human life is driven forward by its dim apprehension of notions too general for its existing language.

  3. Patrick Lynch:

    None of them get public apologies. They deserve the same treatment I'm getting. the apprehension was made under fluid circumstances where the subject might have fled and the officer did a professional job of bringing the individual to the ground to prevent that occurrence.

  4. William Shakespeare, "Hamlet", Act 2 scene 2:

    What a piece of work is a man! how noble in reason! how infinite in faculty! in form and moving how express and admirable! in action how like an angel! in apprehension how like a god!

  5. Superintendent Donna McMullan:

    Although there are some parents who are concerned, there are many who are excited about their students returning to school, i recognize there are feelings of apprehension, considering Jefferson City Schools have been closed since March 16, 2020. Regardless of start date, there will be higher levels of anxiety due to the uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 situation.


Translations for apprehension

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  • اعتقالArabic
  • арест, хващане, мнение, представа, разбиране, схващане, задържане, опасениеBulgarian
  • obava, pochopeníCzech
  • AuffassungGerman
  • aprensión, arrestoSpanish
  • ymmärrys, ymmärtäminen, ottaminen, aavistus, käsitys, pidätys, pidättäminenFinnish
  • डरHindi
  • חֲשָׁשׁHebrew
  • 捕捉Japanese
  • pekerauMāori
  • verstand, begrip, vastgrijpen, grijpen, gezichtspunt, angst, vrees, begrijpen, visie, arrestatie, opinieDutch
  • arest, arestare, idee, opinie, pricepere, concepție, înțelegere, părere, aprehensiuneRomanian
  • понимание, представление, арест, опасение, мнение, осмысление, задержание, хватаниеRussian
  • shvaćanje, poimanje, hapšenje, strepnja, arestSerbo-Croatian
  • farhåga, fruktan, oroSwedish

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