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apprehend

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of apprehend

  1. 1 to have a clear idea of do you apprehend the importance of this discovery? Synonyms of apprehend appreciate, comprehend, assimilate, behold, catch, catch on (to), cognize, compass, conceive, cotton (to or on to), decipher, decode, dig, discern, get, grasp, grok, intuit, know, make, make out, perceive, recognize, register, savvy, see, seize, sense, tumble (to), twig, understandWords Related to apprehend absorb, digest, take in; realize; fathom, penetrate, pierceNear Antonyms of apprehend misapprehend, misconceive, misconstrue, misinterpret, misperceive, misread, mistake, misunderstandAntonyms of apprehend miss

  2. 2 to take or keep under one's control by authority of law the agency charged with apprehending criminals who have violated federal law Synonyms of apprehend arrest, bust [slang], collar, nab, nail, nick [British slang], pick up, pinch, pull in, restrain, run in, seizeWords Related to apprehend bag, capture, catch, get, grab, grapple, hook, land, snap (up), snare, snatch, trap; commit, confine, detain, hold, immure, imprison, incarcerate, intern, jail, jug, lock (up); bind, enchain, fetter, handcuff, manacle, shackle, trammel; rearrest; remandNear Antonyms of apprehend emancipate, free, liberate, loose, loosen, release, spring; unbind, unchainAntonyms of apprehend discharge



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