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ap·pre·hend / ˌapriˈhend/ • v. [tr.] 1. arrest (someone) for a crime: a warrant was issued but he has not been apprehended. 2. understand or perceive: great art invites us to apprehend beauty. ∎ archaic anticipate (something) with uneasiness or fear.

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apprehend

apprehend XIV. — F. appréhender or L. apprehendere, f. AP- + prehendere seize (cf. GET).
So apprehension, apprehensive XIV. — (partly through F.) late L. apprehensiō, -ōn-, medL. apprehensīvus.

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apprehend

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