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verb as in catch and arrest

verb as in understand

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Minimal police investigation into McCoy’s death meant a dearth of evidence, so that when two suspects were apprehended and finally prosecuted three years later, both men were ultimately acquitted.

From Vox

It says that when Arlington Police initially attempted to apprehend Price, “he jumped off of a platform and ran into a subway tunnel towards the Pentagon Metro Station.”

In 2020, 26 percent of migrants apprehended by Border Patrol had been caught more than once, compared to 7 percent the previous year.

From Vox

“The individual who appeared to possibly be under the influence was apprehended and removed from the roadway,” Ly said.

Officers from the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria “apprehended the snake” on Sunday after a caller said it was found near the 400 block of Gibbon Street, the organization said.

Somebody yanks Chan and elbows him and he is momentarily distracted trying to apprehend his assailant.

In the script I worked on, a man pursues a woman in order to apprehend her husband.

As the OSS pieced together the Operation Bernhard network, it made plans to apprehend those participants not already in custody.

Boya Dee live-tweeted the moments after the attack when police arrived to apprehend the suspects—injuring both.

Finally, even if the court did decide to pursue charges, it would be unable to apprehend wanted suspects.

She began to look with her own eyes; to see and to apprehend the deeper undercurrents of life.

Angels have a constitution which distinguishes them from man, yet with him they apprehend the authority of the one moral law.

Though Richard could not fail to apprehend the implied dismissal, he was minded at first to disregard it.

He had his uncle's revolver with him, but there was little reason to apprehend danger from wild beasts.

A God who enjoys a power which nothing in the world can resist, can He apprehend that His intentions could be thwarted?


On this page you'll find 131 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to apprehend, such as: bust, capture, seize, bag, collar, and cop.

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