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Definition of Apprehend

Apprehend

  1. To take or seize; to take hold of.
  2. Hence: To take or seize (a person) by legal process; to arrest; as, to apprehend a criminal.
  3. To take hold of with the understanding, that is, to conceive in the mind; to become cognizant of; to understand; to recognize; to consider.
  4. To know or learn with certainty.
  5. To anticipate; esp., to anticipate with anxiety, dread, or fear; to fear.
  6. To think, believe, or be of opinion; to understand; to suppose.
  7. To be apprehensive; to fear.

Apprehend Quotations

On two occasions I have been asked, 'Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?' I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question.
Charles Babbage

Once you fully apprehend the vacuity of a life without struggle, you are equipped with the basic means of salvation.
Tennessee Williams

I wish to present myself in front of the camera, each time under the features of a different woman. I would like to live and apprehend the problems, the conflicts, the feelings and the impulses of women radically different from me.
Romy Schneider

If a person studies too much and exhausts his reflective powers, he will be confused, and will not be able to apprehend even that which had been within the power of his apprehension. For the powers of the body are all alike in this respect.
Maimonides

He who can be, and therefore is, another's, and he who participates in reason enough to apprehend, but not to have, is a slave by nature.
Aristotle
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Apprehend Translations

apprehend in German is erfassen, erfassen, verstehen
apprehend in Italian is capire
apprehend in Spanish is captar, aprehender
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