apprehend: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (ap"ri-hend'), [key]
- to take into custody; arrest by legal warrant or authority: The police apprehended the burglars.
- to grasp the meaning of; understand, esp. intuitively; perceive.
- to expect with anxiety, suspicion, or fear; anticipate: apprehending violence.
- to understand.
- to be apprehensive, suspicious, or fearful; fear.
- apprehend (Thesaurus)