HyperDic: apprehension

English > 4 senses of the word apprehension:
NOUNfeelingapprehension, apprehensiveness, dreadfearful expectation or anticipation
cognitionapprehension, understanding, discernment, savvythe cognitive condition / condition of someone who understands
cognitionapprehension, misgivingpainful expectation
actapprehension, arrest, catch, collar, pinch, taking into custodythe act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)
apprehension > pronunciation
Soundsae.prihhheh'nshahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > apprehension: 4 senses > noun 1, feeling
Meaningfearful expectation or anticipation.
Example"the student looked around the examination room with apprehension"
Synonymsapprehensiveness, dread
Narrowerchill, pallA sudden numbing dread
foreboding, premonition, presentiment, bodingA feeling of evil to come
gloom, gloominess, somberness, sombrenessA feeling of melancholy apprehension
suspenseapprehension about what is going to happen / happen / happen
trepidationA feeling of alarm or dread
Broaderfear, fearfulness, frightAn emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)
Spanishaprensión, pavor, recelo, temor, terror
Catalanaprensió, basarda, por, recel, reguard, temença, temor, terror
Verbsapprehendanticipate with dread or anxiety
English > apprehension: 4 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningThe cognitive condition / condition of someone who understands.
Synonymsunderstanding, discernment, savvy
Narrowerappreciation, grasp, holdunderstanding of the nature or meaning / meaning or quality or magnitude of something
comprehensionAn ability to understand the meaning / meaning or importance of something (or the knowledge acquired as a result)
graspingunderstanding with difficulty
hindsightunderstanding the nature of an event after it has happened / happened
insight, brainstorm, brainwaveThe clear (and often sudden) understanding of a complex situation
realization, realisation, recognitionComing to understand something clearly and distinctly
self-knowledgeAn understanding of yourself and your goals and abilities
smatteringA slight or superficial understanding of a subject / subject
BroaderknowingA clear and certain mental apprehension
Spanishaprehensión, comprensión, discernimiento, entendimiento, sapiencia
Catalanaprehensió, discerniment, percepció
Verbsapprehendget the meaning / meaning of something
English > apprehension: 4 senses > noun 3, cognition
Meaningpainful expectation.
Synonymmisgiving
Broaderexpectation, outlook, prospectbelief about (or mental picture of) the future
Spanishaprehensión, aprensión, desazón, duda, recelo
Catalanaprensió, recel
Verbsapprehendanticipate with dread or anxiety
English > apprehension: 4 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningThe act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal).
Synonymsarrest, catch, collar, pinch, taking into custody
Broadercapture, gaining control, seizureThe act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property
Spanisharresto, detención
Catalanarrest, detenció
Verbsapprehendtake into custody

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