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Definition of apprehension:

  1. Anticipation, mostly of things unfavorable; distrust or fear at the prospect of future evil.
  2. Opinion; conception; sentiment; idea.
  3. The act of grasping with the intellect; the contemplation of things, without affirming, denying, or passing any judgment; intellection; perception.
  4. The act of seizing or taking by legal process; arrest; as, the felon, after his apprehension, escaped.
  5. The act of seizing or taking hold of; seizure; as, the hand is an organ of apprehension.
  6. The faculty by which ideas are conceived; understanding; as, a man of dull apprehension.

Synonyms:

neckband, scruple, affright, gimmick, distrust, exigency, opinion, grab, dismay, grasp, mite, dread, disquietude, leash, choker, shoe collar, consternation, snatch, understanding, catch, stoppage, bust, judgment, qualm, apprehensiveness, halt, savvy, misgiving, comprehension, dog collar, horror, fearfulness, perspicacity, law, belief, collar, judgement, comprehension, hitch, discernment, soupcon, hold, detention, perception, stop, emergency, trepidation, perceptiveness, check, pinch, sagacity, sagaciousness, solicitude, match, speck, panic, sympathy, funk, snap, knowledge, agreement, reason, hint, trepidation, grip, touch, grasp, tweak, tinge, appreciation, taking into custody, cold feet, jot, conclusion, mistrust, haul, pickup, arrest, taste, intellect, stay, discretion.

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