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apprehend

ap·pre·hend

apprehend

 
pronunciation:
ae prih hend
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part of speech: verb
inflections: apprehended, apprehending, apprehends
definition 1: to catch and place under arrest.
The police apprehended the thief.
synonyms:
arrest, bust, collar, nab
similar words:
capture, detain, haul, nail, pinch, seize
definition 2: to understand the meaning of.
Do you apprehend what is happening to you?
synonyms:
grasp, sense
similar words:
catch, comprehend, fathom, feel, perceive, read, recognize, see, understand
Word Parts
The word apprehend contains the following part:
pris, -prise, prehens, -prehend Latin root that means take, grasp