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apprehend

verb

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1 to have a clear idea of
  • do you apprehend the importance of this discovery?

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2 to take or keep under one's control by authority of law
  • the agency charged with apprehending criminals who have violated federal law

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The first known use of apprehend was in the 15th century

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“Apprehend.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/apprehend. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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