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apprehension

ap·pre·hen·sion

apprehension

 
pronunciation:
ae pr hen shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: anxiety about future events.
Thoughts of the surgery filled her with apprehension.
synonyms:
alarm, anxiety, apprehensiveness, dread, fear, misgiving, nervousness, the jitters
antonyms:
confidence
similar words:
care, concern, disquiet, foreboding, the creeps, trepidation, worry
definition 2: the act of understanding intuitively.
He has little apprehension of how children learn.
synonyms:
feeling, intuition, perception
similar words:
cognition, cognizance, comprehension, grasp, insight, ken, realization, sense, understanding
definition 3: the act of catching and placing under arrest.
The apprehension of the suspect took place this morning.
synonyms:
arrest, collar
similar words:
capture, detainment, detention, restraint, seizure
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