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apprehend

Saltos de línea: ap¦pre|hend
Pronunciación: /aprɪˈhɛnd
 
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Definición de apprehend en inglés:

verbo

[with object]
1Arrest (someone) for a crime: a warrant was issued but he has not been apprehended
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Let's remember that we were never apprehended, arrested, charged or deported.
  • During the follow-up interviews, one subject admitted that he was apprehended via an arrest warrant.
  • According to reports, an off-duty police officer tried to intervene and was struck by the robber before he was apprehended and arrested.
Sinónimos
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
2Understand or perceive: we enter a field of vision we could not otherwise apprehend
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • He posits that ‘understandings can only be apprehended and appreciated if they are performed by a student’.
  • It is only through the force of the emotionally apprehended that he can perceive the world.
  • But what controls and regulates feeling will be a wider web of feelings, which reason helps us apprehend and understand, not any reason holding authority over all feelings.
Sinónimos
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)
2.1 archaic Anticipate (something) with uneasiness or fear: he is a man that apprehends death no more dreadfully but as a drunken sleep
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • He admitted that some people had left the city some time back apprehending communal violence, but there is no such fear now.
  • The district administration apprehending trouble immediately clamped curfew in the district.
  • Information gathered by them revealed that he was persuaded to cancel his visit today by the state government as it apprehended major controversy.

Origen

late Middle English (originally in the sense 'grasp, get hold of (physically or mentally')): from French appréhender or Latin apprehendere, from ad- 'towards' + prehendere 'lay hold of'.

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  • prison from (Old English):

    This comes via Old French from Latin prehendere ‘to seize’. Prehendere is a rich source of English words, being found, amongst many, in apprehend (late 16th century), comprehend (late 16th century); prehensile (late 18th century); and reprehensible (Late Middle English). A shortening of prehendere lies behind praedari ‘plunder’ and praeda ‘booty’, which lie behind depredation (Late Middle English); predatory [L16]; and prey (Middle English).

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