Apprehend - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌæprɪˈhend|  American pronunciation of the word apprehend
Brit.  |æprɪˈhend|  British pronunciation of the word apprehend


- get the meaning of something (syn: compass, comprehend, dig, grasp, savvy)
- take into custody (syn: arrest, collar, cop, nab, nail, pick up)
- anticipate with dread or anxiety

Extra examples

Within hours, police had apprehended the thief.

To apprehend distinctly the signification of a number, two things are necessary.

The police have failed to apprehend the culprits.

They were slow to apprehend the danger.

Apprehend and carry him before a justice.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: apprehend
he/she/it: apprehends
present participle: apprehending
past tense: apprehended
past participle: apprehended
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