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  Definition of apprehension
  1. the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal); "the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar"
  2. the cognitive condition of someone who understands; "he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect"
  3. painful expectation
  4. fearful expectation or anticipation; "the student looked around the examination room with apprehension"
Similar Words: arrest, catch, collar, pinch, taking into custody, understanding, discernment, savvy, misgiving, apprehensiveness, dread

 

Hyponyms: comprehension, self-knowledge, smattering, appreciation, grasp, hold, grasping, hindsight, insight, brainstorm, brainwave, realization, realisation, recognition, trepidation, foreboding, premonition, presentiment, boding, suspense, gloom, gloominess, somberness, chill, pall

 

Derivational Morphology: collar, nail, apprehend, arrest, pick up, nab, cop, get, catch, capture, get the picture, comprehend, savvy, dig, grasp, compass, understand, realize, realise, see, misgive, quail at, fear, dread

 

Anagrams: Hesperiphona

 

 
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