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English definition of “apprehend”

apprehend

verb [T] uk   /ˌæp.rɪˈhend/ formal us  

apprehend verb [T] (CATCH)

to catch and arrest someone who has not obeyed the law: The police have finally apprehended the killer.Arresting and chargingCapturing or taking possession of thingsGetting, receiving and accepting

apprehend verb [T] (UNDERSTAND)

to understand somethingUnderstanding and comprehending
(Definition of apprehend from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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