Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: apprehend
IPA transcription: [,æpɹɪh'ɛnd]
Pronunciations of apprehend
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: grok, get_the_picture, comprehend, savvy, dig, grasp, compass, apprehend
    Meaning: get the meaning of something; "Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?"
  • Synonyms: collar, nail, apprehend, arrest, pick_up, nab, cop
    Meaning: take into custody; "the police nabbed the suspected criminals"
Usage examples
  • I do not apprehend your meaning.
  • From his wife William had no opposition to apprehend.
  • "I apprehend that he is rather addicted to profane song.
  • But the movements of the heavenly bodies fall within some small determined number, which we can apprehend.
  • "Here, then, lies our way," said the young man, in a low voice. "Manifest no distrust, or you may invite the danger you appear to apprehend."
  • For a thing is understood according to its degree of immateriality; because forms that exist in matter are individual forms which the intellect cannot apprehend as such.
  • They know that the calamities they apprehend are remote, and flatter themselves that they will only fall upon future generations, for which the present generation takes but little thought.
  • Or else we may meet with simple-minded and ignorant persons, weak in the faith, as the Apostle calls them, who are as yet unable to apprehend that liberty of faith, even if willing to do so.
  • But things distinguished by the intellect are not necessarily distinguished in reality; because the intellect does not apprehend things according to their mode, but according to its own mode.
  • They are moreover of opinion that courts of justice are unable to check the abuses of the press; and that as the subtilty of human language perpetually eludes the severity of judicial analysis, offences of this nature are apt to escape the hand which attempts to apprehend them.
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