verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of apprehend
Examples from the Web for apprehend
Somebody yanks Chan and elbows him and he is momentarily distracted trying to apprehend his assailant.
In the script I worked on, a man pursues a woman in order to apprehend her husband.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As the OSS pieced together the Operation Bernhard network, it made plans to apprehend those participants not already in custody.
Boya Dee live-tweeted the moments after the attack when police arrived to apprehend the suspects—injuring both.
Finally, even if the court did decide to pursue charges, it would be unable to apprehend wanted suspects.
And as God is thus manifest, would He have us apprehend Him.Autobiography of Frank G. Allen, Minister of the Gospel|Frank G. Allen
The cow-punchers started to apprehend the principals of the proposed ceremony.Rolling Stones|O. Henry
"The bird is one of the family, I apprehend, my son," answered Mr. Mayburn.The Kangaroo Hunters|Anne Bowman
Nor do we apprehend more occasion for doubt relative to the prayer of Moses, to be blotted out of God's book.Sermons on Various Important Subjects|Andrew Lee
Manifest no distrust, or you may invite the danger you appear to apprehend.The Last of the Mohicans|James Fenimore Cooper
Word Origin for apprehend
mid-14c., "to grasp in the senses or mind," from Old French aprendre (12c.) "teach; learn; take, grasp; acquire," or directly from Latin apprehendere "to take hold of, grasp," from ad- "to" + prehendere "to seize" (see prehensile). Metaphoric extension to "seize with the mind" took place in Latin, and was the sole sense of cognate Old French aprendre (Modern French apprendre "to learn, to be informed about;" also cf. apprentice). Original sense returned in English in meaning "to seize in the name of the law, arrest," recorded from 1540s, which use probably was taken directly from Latin. Related: Apprehended; apprehending.