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apprehend

Pronunciation: /ˌæprɪˈhend/

Translation of apprehend in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

[formal]
  • 1 (arrest) apresar, detener*
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 2 (become aware of) percibir, darse* cuenta de
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 3 (anticipate anxiously) temer
    Example sentences
    • 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.

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