HyperDic: apprehend

English > 3 senses of the word apprehend:
VERBcognitionapprehend, grok, get the picture, comprehend, savvy, dig, grasp, compassget the meaning / meaning of something
contactapprehend, collar, nail, arrest, pick up, nab, coptake into custody
emotionapprehend, quail atanticipate with dread or anxiety
apprehend > pronunciation
Soundsae.prihhheh'nd
Rhymesamend ... wend: 48 rhymes with ehnd...
English > apprehend: 3 senses > verb 1, cognition
MeaningGet the meaning / meaning of something.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Synonymsgrok, get the picture, comprehend, savvy, dig, grasp, compass
Narrowercatch on, get wise, get onto, tumble, latch on, cotton on, twig, get itunderstand, usually after some initial difficulty
digestArrange and integrate in the mind
figureunderstand
intuitknow or grasp by intuition or feeling
Broaderunderstandknow and comprehend the nature or meaning / meaning of
Spanishaferrar, aprehender, captar, comprender, entender
Catalanaferrar, comprendre, entendre
Adjectivesapprehensiblecapable of being apprehended or understood
apprehensivequick to understand
Nounsapprehendera person who knows or apprehends / apprehends
apprehensionthe cognitive condition / condition of someone who understands
English > apprehend: 3 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningTake into custody.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymscollar, nail, arrest, pick up, nab, cop
Broaderseize, prehend, clutchtake hold of
Spanishaprehender, apresar, arrestar, atrapar, capturar, clavar, coger, detener, pillar, prender
Catalanagafar, arrestar, capturar, detenir
Nounsapprehendera person who seizes or arrests (especially a person who seizes or arrests in the name of justice)
apprehensionthe act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)
English > apprehend: 3 senses > verb 3, emotion
Meaninganticipate with dread or anxiety.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymquail at
Entailsfear, dreadBe afraid or scared of
Broaderanticipate, look for, look toBe excited or anxious about
Spanishapocarse, tener aprensión
Adjectivesapprehensivein fear or dread of possible evil or harm
apprehensivementally upset over possible misfortune or danger etc
Nounsapprehendera person who knows or apprehends / apprehends
apprehensionpainful expectation
apprehensionfearful expectation or anticipation

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