Definition of apprehend:
- Hence: To take or seize ( a person) by legal process; to arrest; as, to apprehend a criminal.
- To anticipate; esp., to anticipate with anxiety, dread, or fear; to fear.
- To be apprehensive; to fear.
- To know or learn with certainty.
- To take hold of with the understanding, that is, to conceive in the mind; to become cognizant of; to understand; to recognize; to consider.
- To take or seize; to take hold of.
- To think, believe, or be of opinion; to understand; to suppose.
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- capture (part of speech: verb)
- expect (part of speech: verb)
It is to an extraordinary degree human, dealing all along with names as familiar to us as any in any history can be; with characters which are perfectly individual; with lives lived in the face of difficulty, danger, trial, sorrow, as concrete as possible; with deaths met and overcome under conditions of mystery, suspense, trial to courage and to trust, which for all time the heart of man can apprehend in their solemnity.- "Messages from the Epistle to the Hebrews", Handley C.G. Moule.
- "Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson", Thomas Jefferson.
The fact alone of a profit having been made, whether much or little, affords a strong proof of the advantages of associated effort, for we apprehend that either farmers or mechanics working separately, would generally find it difficult to show a balance in their favor upon the settlement of their accounts.- "History of American Socialisms", John Humphrey Noyes.