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apprehended (seize)

apprehended is a past tense form of apprehend

apprehend (seize)

Definition:

to take into custody

Class:

contact verb (touching, hitting, tying, digging, etc.)

Past tense:

apprehended

Present participle:

apprehending

3rd-person singular present:

apprehends

Type of:

seize » take

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

arrest | collar | cop | nab | nail | pick up

Etymology:

"to grasp in the senses or mind", from Old French aprendre (12th century)...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of apprehended...

Definition references  (+images)

Collins Dictionary:

apprehend | seize [synonym, sense-specific] | understand [synonym, sense-specific] | dread [synonym, sense-specific]

[transitive] to arrest and escort into custody; seize | to perceive or grasp mentally; understand | [transitive] to await with fear or anxiety; dread (22 of 532 words, 3 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/apprehend

Wiktionary:

apprehend | apprehended [past tense] | apprehending [present participle] | apprehends [3rd-person singular present] | apprehenders [agent noun, plural] | catch [synonym, sense-specific] | seize [synonym, sense-specific] | arrest [synonym, sense-specific] | detain [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

[transitive, archaic] To take or seize; to take hold of. | [transitive] To take or seize (a person) by legal process; to arrest. | [transitive] To take hold of with the understanding, that is, to conceive in the mind; to become cognizant of; to ... (42 of 216 words, 6 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/apprehend

Merriam-Webster:

apprehend | understand [synonym, sense-specific] | arrest [synonym, sense-specific] | perceive [synonym, sense-specific] | seize [synonym, sense-specific] | grasp [synonym, sense-specific] | appreciate [synonym, sense-specific] | comprehend [synonym, sense-specific] | assimilate [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

"arrest", "seize" | to become aware of; "perceive" ; to anticipate especially with anxiety, dread, or fear | to grasp with the understanding; ... (21 of 162 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/apprehend

Oxford Dictionary:

apprehend

arrest (someone) for a crime | understand or perceive | [archaic] : anticipate (something) with uneasiness or fear (16 of 103 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/apprehend

American Heritage Dictionary:

apprehend | apprehended [past tense] | apprehending [present participle] | apprehends [3rd-person singular present] | apprehender [noun, related]

To take into custody; arrest | To grasp mentally; understand | To become conscious of, as through the emotions or senses; perceive. | To understand ... (22 of 72 words, 4 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/apprehend

Wikipedia:

Apprehension [disambiguation]

can refer to: fear | apprehension (understanding), awareness or understanding of something by the mind. | arrest by law-enforcement officers. | apprehension, viewpoint of something. (22 of 72 words, 4 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Apprehension

Random House Dictionary:

apprehend

to take into custody; arrest by legal warrant or authority. | to grasp the meaning of; understand, especially intuitively; perceive. | to expect with ... (22 of 54 words, 5 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/apprehend

New World Dictionary:

apprehend

to take into custody; capture or arrest | to take hold of mentally; perceive; understand | to anticipate with anxiety; dread | [obsolete] to seize | ... (22 of 49 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

apprehend [transitive] | apprehended [past tense] | apprehending [present participle] | apprehends [3rd-person singular present]

[formal] to arrest someone | [formal] to understand something (8 of 37 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/apprehend

Cambridge Dictionary:

apprehend [entry 1, formal]

to catch and arrest someone who has not obeyed the law (11 of 27 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/apprehend 1

apprehend [entry 2, formal]

to understand something (3 of 13 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/apprehend 2

Britannica Encyclopedia:

arrest [law]

placing of a person in custody or under restraint, usually for the purpose of compelling obedience to the law. If the arrest occurs in the course of ... (27 of 504 words, 2 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/36068​/arrest

Columbia Encyclopedia:

arrest

in law, seizure and detention of a person, either to bring him before a court body or official, or to otherwise secure the administration of the law. ... (27 of 290 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0804829​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

apprehend | apprehended [past tense] | apprehending [present participle] | apprehends [3rd-person singular present]

to take somebody suspected of wrongdoing into legal custody | to grasp the importance, significance, or meaning of something | to become aware of ... (22 of 78 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861586416​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

apprehend

First use: mid-14th century

Origin: "to grasp in the senses or mind", from Old French aprendre (12th century) "teach; learn; take, grasp; acquire", or directly from Latin ... (24 of 95 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=apprehend

Oxford Dictionary:

apprehend

Origin: late Middle English (originally in the sense 'grasp, get hold of (physically or mentally')): from French appréhender or Latin ... (19 of 27 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/apprehend

American Heritage Dictionary:

apprehend | apprehended [past tense] | apprehending [present participle] | apprehends [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English apprehenden, from Old French apprehender, from Latin apprehendere, to seize: ad-, ad- + ... (15 of 22 etymology words)

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New World Dictionary:

apprehend

Origin: Middle English apprehenden from Late Latin apprehendere, to understand from Latin, to take hold of from ad-, to + prehendere: see "prehensile"

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Merriam-Webster:

apprehend

First use: 15th century

Origin: Middle English, from Latin apprehendere, literally, to seize, from ad- + prehendere to seize

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/apprehend

Wiktionary:

apprehend | apprehended [past tense] | apprehending [present participle] | apprehends [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Old French apprehender (French: appréhender), from Latin apprehendere. compare Spanish aprender.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/apprehend

Collins Dictionary:

apprehend

First use: 14th century

Origin: from Latin apprehendere to lay hold of

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/apprehend

Encarta Dictionary:

apprehend | apprehended [past tense] | apprehending [present participle] | apprehends [3rd-person singular present]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Directly or via French from Latin apprehendere "take hold of" from prehendere "seize"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861586416​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

apprehend

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "apprehend"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/apprehend

Macmillan British Dictionary:

apprehend [transitive] | apprehended [past tense] | apprehending [present participle] | apprehends [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "apprehend"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/apprehend

Macmillan American Dictionary:

apprehend [transitive] | apprehended [past tense] | apprehending [present participle] | apprehends [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "apprehend"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/apprehend

Cambridge Dictionary:

apprehend [entry 1, formal]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "apprehend"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "apprehend"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/apprehend 1

the Free Dictionary:

apprehend

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "apprehend"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "apprehend"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "apprehend" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

apprehend | apprehended [past tense] | apprehending [present participle] | apprehends [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: English pronunciation of "apprehend"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

apprehend

Audio: North American pronunciation of "apprehend"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=appreh​01 word=apprehend

YourDictionary Audio:

apprehend

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "apprehend" by speech synthesizer

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