apprehend Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"apprehend" in British English

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apprehendverb [T]

uk   us   /ˌæp.rɪˈhend/ formal

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
(Definition of apprehend from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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apprehendverb [T]

 us   /ˌæp·rɪˈhend/
to ​catch and put a ​person under ​policecontrol; to arrest : Last ​nightpolice apprehended the ​suspect.
(Definition of apprehend from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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