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- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: Yes
- Included in BDB: No
APPREHEND', verb transitive [Latin apprehendo, of ad and prehendo, to take or seize.]
1. To take or seize; to take hold of. In this literal sense, it is applied chiefly to taking or arresting persons by legal process, or with a view to trial; as to apprehend a thief.
2. To take with the understanding, that is, to conceive in the mind; to understand, without passing a judgment, or making an inference.
I apprehend not why so many and various laws are given.
3. To think; to believe or be of opinion, but without positive certainty; as, all this is true, but we apprehend it is not to the purpose.
Notwithstanding this declaration, we do not apprehend that we are guilty of presumption.
4. To fear; to entertain suspicion or fear of future evil; as, we apprehend calamities from a feeble or wicked administration.
APPREHEND'ED, participle passive Taken; seized; arrested; conceived; understood; feared.
APPREHEND'ER, noun One who takes; one who conceives in his mind; one who fears.
APPREHEND'ING, participle present tense Seizing; taking; conceiving; understanding; fearing.