Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Spanish translation of “apprehend”

See all translations

apprehend

verb /apriˈhend/
(formal) to arrest
detener
The police apprehended the thief.
(old-fashioned) to understand
comprender, percibir, captar
They need to apprehend the risks involved in this course of action.
apprehension /-ʃən/ noun fear
aprensión
She was waiting for her test results with considerable apprehension.
(old-fashioned) understanding
comprensión, percepción
At the time, we had little apprehension of the danger that lay ahead.
apprehensive /-siv/ adjective anxious; worried
aprensivo
He had an apprehensive expression on his face.
apprehensively adverb
aprensivamente
Tim glanced apprehensively behind him.
apprehensiveness noun
aprensión
He could sense the apprehensiveness of the passengers.
Translations of “apprehend”
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…
(Definition of apprehend from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “apprehend” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

illusion

an idea or belief that is not true

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

showrooming noun

February 23, 2015
the activity of examining a product in a physical store and then making the purchase with an online retailer Amazon’s new smartphone is specifically designed to make showrooming fast and easy.

Read More