apprehension apprehension  /ˌæ prɪ ˈhɛn ʃən/


  1. (n) fearful expectation or anticipation
  2. (n) the cognitive condition of someone who understands
  3. (n) the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)
  4. (n) painful expectation


  1. Then he coaxes the actress into a long, slow walk that hits the perfect notes of apprehension and anguish.
  2. The object of all the apprehension is New Mexico State Penitentiary, surely the nation's most notorious prison.
  3. Though he may have dodged apprehension, Veliotis is not a free man.


  1. Middlesex judge 'knowingly' harbored robbery suspect, never called police, complaint says

    Carlia Brady is charged with two counts of hindering the apprehension of a Jason Prontnicki, who is charged with armed robbery
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Star-Ledger

  2. 'Most Wanted' fugitive apprehended

    A man wanted by the Erie County Sheriff's Office for a probation violation is back in custody after his recent apprehension. Christopher Schroyer, 19, was apprehended in Indiana County and was transported back to the Erie County Prison, deputies said.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Erie Times-News

  3. Dubuque K9 catches man suspected of stealing university van

    A high-speed chase in Dubuque early Wednesday morning led to the apprehension of a man suspected of stealing a University of Wisconsin-Platteville vehicle.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: KWWL Iowa


  1. But Mr Mahmood said of the statement: "It's not sufficient to alleviate some of the apprehension within the community at the moment. Basically, it's a way of shutting down any further discussion on this. I find it absolutely amazing that they are...
    on May 22, 2008 By: Khalid Mahmood Source: Birmingham Post

  2. Benedict said his Christmas message applied to "wherever an increasingly uncertain future is regarded with apprehension, even in affluent nations."
    on Dec 25, 2008 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: FOXNews

  3. "Despite all rumours, insinuations and every type of apprehension, these elections will be free, fair, transparent and peaceful," Mr Musharraf said in the capital, Islamabad, on Thursday.
    on Feb 13, 2008 By: Pervez Musharraf Source: BBC News

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