Synonyms of apprehend in English:

apprehend

verb

  • 1 the thieves were quickly apprehended
    arrest, catch, capture, seize; take prisoner, take into custody, detain, put in jail, throw in jail, put behind bars, imprison, incarcerate
    informal collar, nab, nail, run in, pinch, bust, pick up, pull in, haul in, do, feel someone's collar
    British informal nick
  • 2 language is the only tool we have at our disposal for apprehending reality
    understand, comprehend, realize, recognize, appreciate, discern, perceive, fathom, penetrate, catch, follow, grasp, make out, take in
    informal get the drift of, get the hang of, make head or tail of, get the picture, have an aha moment
    British informal twig, suss (out)
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