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Definition 1: get the meaning of something - [verb of cognition]

Samples where apprehend or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?

Synonyms for apprehend in the sense of this definition

(apprehend is a kind of ...) know and comprehend the nature or meaning of

"She did not understand her husband" "I understand what she means"

(... is a kind of apprehend ) understand

"He didn't figure her"

(... is a kind of apprehend ) understand, usually after some initial difficulty

"She didn't know what her classmates were plotting but finally caught on"

(... is a kind of apprehend ) know or grasp by intuition or feeling

(... is a kind of apprehend ) arrange and integrate in the mind

"I cannot digest all this information"

Definition 2: take into custody - [verb of contact]

Samples where apprehend or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the police nabbed the suspected criminals

Synonyms for apprehend in the sense of this definition

(apprehend is a kind of ...) take hold of; grab

"The sales clerk quickly seized the money on the counter" "She clutched her purse" "The mother seized her child by the arm" "Birds of prey often seize small mammals"

Definition 3: anticipate with dread or anxiety - [verb of emotion]

Synonyms for apprehend in the sense of this definition

(apprehend is a kind of ...) be excited or anxious about

(apprehend implies ...) be afraid or scared of; be frightened of

"I fear the winters in Moscow" "We should not fear the Communists!"

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