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apprehend (verb)

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  • apprehend — ► VERB 1) intercept in the course of unlawful or wrongful action. 2) seize or arrest. 3) understand; perceive. 4) archaic anticipate with fear or unease. ORIGIN Latin apprehendere, from prehendere lay hold of …   English terms dictionary

  • apprehend — ap·pre·hend /ˌa prə hend/ vt [Latin apprehendere to seize, arrest, from ad to + prehendere to seize]: arrest Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • apprehend — verb Etymology: Middle English, from Latin apprehendere, literally, to seize, from ad + prehendere to seize more at get Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. arrest, seize < apprehend a thief > 2 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • apprehend — verb /æ.pɹiˈhɛnd/ a) To take or seize; to take hold of. We have two hands to apprehend it. . b) Hence: To take or seize (a person) by legal process; to arrest; as, to apprehend a criminal. This suspicion of Earl Reimund, though at first but a… …   Wiktionary

  • apprehend — verb Apprehend is used with these nouns as the object: ↑alien, ↑culprit, ↑intruder, ↑suspect …   Collocations dictionary

  • apprehend — verb 1) the thieves were quickly apprehended Syn: arrest, catch, capture, seize; take prisoner, take into custody, detain, put in jail, put behind bars, imprison, incarcerate; informal bag, collar, nab, nail, run in, bust …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • apprehend — verb 1》 arrest (someone) for a crime. 2》 understand; perceive. 3》 archaic anticipate with uneasiness or fear. Origin ME: from Fr. appréhender or L. apprehendere, from ad towards + prehendere lay hold of …   English new terms dictionary

  • apprehend — verb (T) 1 formal if a criminal is apprehended, they are found and taken away by the police; arrest 1 (1) 2 old use to understand something …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • apprehend — [[t]æ̱prɪhe̱nd[/t]] apprehends, apprehending, apprehended 1) VERB If the police apprehend someone, they catch them and arrest them. [FORMAL] [V n] Police have not apprehended her killer. Syn: catch 2) VERB If you apprehend something, you… …   English dictionary

  • apprehend — [14] The underlying notion in apprehend is of ‘seizing’ or ‘grasping’; it comes ultimately from the Latin verb prehendere ‘seize’ (source also of comprehend, predatory, and prehensile). Latin apprehendere ‘lay hold of’, formed with the prefix ad …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • apprehend — [14] The underlying notion in apprehend is of ‘seizing’ or ‘grasping’; it comes ultimately from the Latin verb prehendere ‘seize’ (source also of comprehend, predatory, and prehensile). Latin apprehendere ‘lay hold of’, formed with the prefix ad …   Word origins


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