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English verb: apprehend

1. apprehend (cognition) get the meaning of something

SamplesDo you comprehend the meaning of this letter?.

Synonymscompass, comprehend, dig, get the picture, grasp, grok, savvy

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)understand

Narrower (hyponym)catch on, cotton on, digest, figure, get it, get onto, get wise, intuit, latch on, tumble, twig

2. apprehend (contact) take into custody

SamplesThe police nabbed the suspected criminals.

Synonymsarrest, collar, cop, nab, nail, pick up

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)clutch, prehend, seize

3. apprehend (emotion) anticipate with dread or anxiety

Synonymsquail at

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)anticipate, look for, look to

Entaildread, fear

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