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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.

apprehend verb [T] (UNDERSTAND)

to understand something
Translations of “apprehend”
in Spanish detener, comprender, percibir…
in French appréhender, comprendre…
in German festnehmen, begreifen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 抓住, 逮捕, 拘捕…
in Russian задерживать…
in Turkish tutuklamak, tevkif etmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 抓住, 逮捕, 拘捕…
in Polish zatrzymywać, ująć…
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