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apprehend
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2 meanings
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1  —as in:
apprehend the situation
Definition to understand
  • She doesn't yet apprehend the seriousness of the charge against her.
apprehend = understand
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • How will the first truly intelligent machine apprehend the world?
  • apprehend = understand
  • This did not at all satisfy him, for he said quickly, "But I fear, Dr. Seward, that you hardly apprehend my wish."
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • apprehend = understand
  • The people look for great things from you, apprehending that another year may come about and find their pastor gone.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • apprehending = understanding or thinking
  • We have had, and may still have, worse things to tell of him; but none, we apprehend, so pitiably weak; no evidence, at once so slight and irrefragable, of a subtle disease that had long since begun to eat into the real substance of his character.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • apprehend = understand
  • Suddenly the element of life became distinguishable, as apprehensible as electric currents, air and water, desire for happiness, earth, sky.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • Even death, Alessandro thought, would yield to beauty-if not in fact then in explanation-for the likeness of every great question could be found in forms as simple as songs, and there, if not explicable, they were at least perfectly apprehensible.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • Because they're so easily apprehensible.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War

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2  —as in:
apprehend the criminal
Definition to capture and arrest someone suspected of breaking the law
  • Police are determined to apprehend the murderer.
apprehend = catch and arrest
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • They apprehended the suspect late last night.
  • apprehended = caught and arrested
  •   Condemned villain, I do apprehend thee;
      Obey, and go with me; for thou must die.
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • apprehend = capture a wrongdoer
  •   I do defy thy conjurations,
      And apprehend thee for a felon here.
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • apprehend = catch and arrest
  •   This is that banish'd haughty Montague
      That murder'd my love's cousin,—with which grief,
      It is supposed, the fair creature died,—
      And here is come to do some villanous shame
      To the dead bodies: I will apprehend him.
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • apprehend = capture a wrongdoer
  • You'd say that was all Liesel Meminger needed to apprehend her second stolen book, even if it smoked in her hands.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
apprehend = get (take possession of)

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