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1. apprehend

verb. ['ˌæprɪˈhɛnd'] get the meaning of something.

Synonyms

  • get onto
  • get wise
  • grok
  • comprehend
  • cotton on
  • digest
  • dig
  • tumble
  • intuit
  • catch on
  • savvy
  • figure
  • get the picture
  • get it
  • twig
  • compass
  • grasp
  • latch on

Antonyms

  • exclude
  • forbid
  • disallow
  • expand

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Rhymes with Apprehend

  • overextend
  • comprehend
  • condescend
  • transcend
  • recommend
  • landsend
  • suspend
  • reoffend
  • pretend
  • portend
  • misspend
  • extend
  • expend
  • echemende
  • distend
  • contend
  • befriend
  • yearend
  • unbend
  • relend
  • intend
  • impend
  • descend
  • depend
  • defend
  • commend
  • backend
  • trend
  • spend
  • offend

Sentences with apprehend


1. Verb, base form
If looting does occur, the police are ready to apprehend suspects.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
They will work with you to retrieve the stolen goods and apprehend the thief.

Quotes about apprehend


1. To feel most beautifully alive means to be reading something beautiful, ready always to apprehend in the flow of language the sudden flash of poetry.
- Gaston Bachelard

2. A truth is not necessary, because we negatively are not able to conceive the actual existence of the opposite thereof;but a truth is necessary when we positively are able to apprehend that the negation thereof includes an inevitable contradiction. It is not that that we can see how the opposite comes to be true, but it is that the opposite can not possibly be true.
- Robert Lewis Dabney

2. apprehend

verb. ['ˌæprɪˈhɛnd'] take into custody.

Synonyms

  • seize
  • nab
  • cop
  • clutch
  • collar
  • nail
  • arrest
  • pick up

Antonyms

  • integrate
  • stay
  • ascend
  • rise

3. apprehend

verb. ['ˌæprɪˈhɛnd'] anticipate with dread or anxiety.

Synonyms

  • quail at
  • look to
  • dread
  • anticipate
  • fear

Antonyms

  • stand still
  • better
  • incomprehension
  • divide
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