Synonyms for apprehend

Synonyms for (verb) apprehend

Synonyms: dig, compass, comprehend, get the picture, grasp, grok, apprehend, savvy

Definition: get the meaning of something

Usage: Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?

Similar words: understand

Definition: know and comprehend the nature or meaning of

Usage: She did not understand her husband; I understand what she means


Synonyms: collar, pick up, cop, apprehend, arrest, nab, nail

Definition: take into custody

Usage: the police nabbed the suspected criminals

Similar words: prehend, seize, clutch

Definition: take hold of; grab

Usage: The sales clerk quickly seized the money on the counter; She clutched her purse; The mother seized her child by the arm; Birds of prey often seize small mammals


Synonyms: apprehend, quail at

Definition: anticipate with dread or anxiety

Similar words: anticipate, look for, look to

Definition: be excited or anxious about