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English definition of “apprehend”

apprehend

verb [T] (CATCH)    /ˌæp.rɪˈhend/ formal
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
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