Another word for apprehend
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These verbs denote perception of the nature and significance of something. Apprehend denotes both mental and intuitive awareness: “Intelligence is quickness to apprehend” (Alfred North Whitehead). Both comprehend and understand stress complete realization and knowledge: “To comprehend is to know a thing as well as that thing can be known” (John Donne). “No one who has not had the responsibility can really understand what it is like to be President” (Harry S. Truman). To grasp is to seize an idea firmly: “We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the Sermon on the Mount” (Omar N. Bradley).
Another word for apprehendverb
To take into custody as a prisoner:arrest, seize. (Informal) nab, pick up. (Slang) bust, collar, pinch, run in. See law
To perceive directly with the intellect:compass, comprehend, fathom, grasp, know, understand. (Scots) ken. See knowledge
To perceive and recognize the meaning of:accept, catch (on), compass, comprehend, conceive, fathom, follow, get, grasp, make out, read, see, sense, take, take in, understand. (Informal) savvy. (Slang) dig. (Chiefly British) twig. (Scots) ken. Idioms: get (or have) a handle on, get the picture. See understand
To be intuitively aware of:feel, intuit, perceive, sense. Idioms: feel in one's bones, get vibrations. See knowledge