apprehend apprehend  /ˌæ prɪ ˈhɛnd/


  1. (v) take into custody
  2. (v) anticipate with dread or anxiety
  3. (v) get the meaning of something


  1. Special forces apprehend mock terrorists during an Olympic security drill at Beijing People's Police College.
  2. Hes sort of a sad guy, and hes equally saddened and angered by the bureaucratic nightmare hes dwelling in while trying to apprehend a sadistic, psychopathic serial killer.
  3. Within weeks, the police managed to apprehend both men.


  1. Man strikes plea deal for assault on State Trooper.

    A 50 year old North Pole man was sentenced to more than six years in jail for dragging a State Trooper who had been trying to apprehend him by reaching into his vehicle window. During a scheduled "Change Of Plea "hearing Wednesday afternoon, Erin Johnson pleaded guilty to felony counts of Third-Degree Assault and Failure To Stop at the Direction of a Peace Officer during a September 2011 ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: KTVF Fairbanks

  2. A worst-case scenario

    A Montrose Police officer arrives at City Hall, and tries to apprehend a suspect and take her into custody during a mock active shooter exercise on Wednesday.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Montrose Daily Press

  3. Three arrested after strong armed robbery in Glendale

    GLENDALE (WITI) — Glendale police were able to apprehend three suspects in a strong armed robbery at a bus stop...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: FOX 6 Milwaukee


  1. "There will be an aggressive effort to apprehend them," Abbott said when asked whether he was concerned the men might have fled Texas.
    on Jul 22, 2008 By: Greg Abbott Source: FOXNews

  2. "Police apprehend suspects; they don't kill them," Sharpton said. "This cannot be tolerated in a civilized society."
    on Dec 3, 2006 By: Al Sharpton Source: FOX News

  3. "I and many other colleagues twice attempted to pass comprehensive immigration legislation to fix our broken borders, ensure respect for the laws of this country; recognize the important economic necessity of immigrant laborers, apprehend those who...
    on Jul 8, 2008 By: John McCain Source: New York Times

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