verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Origin of apprehend
OTHER WORDS FROM apprehendap·pre·hend·er, nounre·ap·pre·hend, verbun·ap·pre·hend·ed, adjectiveun·ap·pre·hend·ing, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH apprehendapprehend , comprehend
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How to use apprehend in a sentence
The other two were apprehended a week later after a SWAT team converged on them in a hotel in Arlington.
The most recent data we have are for February, a month in which about 97,000 people were apprehended at the border.
The number of family unit members apprehended at the border is higher than at any point since that 2019 surge.
Any attempt to do so suffers from the necessary restriction that data on migration, usually measured in the number of people apprehended trying to cross the border, lags reality.
Even when the eye apprehends no change, the mind expects movement.In the galleries: A focus on the intersection of art and movement|Mark Jenkins|February 26, 2021|Washington Post
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.
She began to look with her own eyes; to see and to apprehend the deeper undercurrents of life.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
Angels have a constitution which distinguishes them from man, yet with him they apprehend the authority of the one moral law.The Ordinance of Covenanting|John Cunningham
Though Richard could not fail to apprehend the implied dismissal, he was minded at first to disregard it.Mistress Wilding|Rafael Sabatini
He had his uncle's revolver with him, but there was little reason to apprehend danger from wild beasts.Gold-Seeking on the Dalton Trail|Arthur R. Thompson
A God who enjoys a power which nothing in the world can resist, can He apprehend that His intentions could be thwarted?Superstition In All Ages (1732)|Jean Meslier