Synonyms of apprehend in English:


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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, suss out