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Webster 1828 Edition


Apprehended

APPREHEND'ED

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Taken; seized; arrested; conceived; understood; feared.

Definition 2021


apprehended

apprehended

English

Verb

apprehended

  1. simple past tense and past participle of apprehend

Adjective

apprehended (comparative more apprehended, superlative most apprehended)

  1. (obsolete) Having come to accept an understanding of something.

Usage notes

As an adjective, "apprehended" is only used derived from the meaning (To take hold of with the understanding, that is, to conceive in the mind; to become cognizant of; to understand; to recognize; to consider). As a past participle, however, it is often used attributively in a way that looks like an adjective: The apprehended criminals were brought to the jail.