deprehend

transitive verb

Definition of deprehend

1 obsolete : seize, capture
2 obsolete : to take by surprise
3 obsolete : perceive, detect

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Other Words from deprehend

deprehension noun, plural -s obsolete

History and Etymology for deprehend

Latin deprehendere, from de- + prehendere to lay hold of, seize

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“Deprehend.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deprehend. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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