apprehend

Part of speech: verb

To grasp mentally; perceive.

Part of speech: verb

To have an impression of.

Part of speech: verb

To expect with anxious foreboding.

Part of speech: verb

To arrest; seize.

Part of speech: verb

To suppose; surmise; conjecture.

Part of speech: verb

To look forward with foreboding.

Part of speech: verb

To perceive.

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Usage examples "apprehend":

  1. In terms of space, let it be said that she had rested, like a child in the dark, upon Something that sustained her: now she was aware that it no longer sustained her; but that it needed a strong continuous effort to apprehend it at all. - "The Necromancers", Robert Hugh Benson.
  2. We apprehend little difficulty to the reader in discovering the person of Montague in our nervous man, who, in the absence of intelligence from his wife, was led to suspect some foul play. - "Our World, or, The Slaveholders Daughter", F. Colburn Adams.
  3. Others may make her more liberal offers, but no one, I apprehend, would make one so honourable. - "Zanoni", Edward Bulwer Lytton.