Apprehend
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To take or seize (a person) by legal process; to arrest; as, to apprehend a criminal.

2. (v. t.) To take hold of with the understanding, that is, to conceive in the mind; to become cognizant of; to understand; to recognize; to consider.

3. (v. t.) To know or learn with certainty.

4. (v. t.) To anticipate; esp., to anticipate with anxiety, dread, or fear; to fear.

5. (v. i.) To think, believe, or be of opinion; to understand; to suppose.

6. (v. i.) To be apprehensive; to fear.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
APPREHEND

ap-re-hend': Occurs in the New Testament in two meanings: "to arrest" (piazo; Acts 12:4 2 Corinthians 11:32 the Revised Version (British and American), "take"); and "to seize," "grasp," "take into one's possession," "attain," "inquire eagerly" (katalambano, the American Standard Revised Version "laid hold on," "laid fast hold of," Philippians 3:12, 13 Ephesians 3:18). In John 1:5, "The darkness apprehended it not," the Revised Version, margin gives "overcame not." See COMPREHEND.

Greek
4084. piazo -- to lay hold of, to take
... Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: piazo Phonetic Spelling: (pee-ad'-zo) Short
Definition: I lay hold of Definition: I lay hold of, apprehend, catch, arrest ...
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4815. sullambano -- to collect, ie to take, by impl. to take part ...
... to conceive. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: sullambano Phonetic Spelling:
(sool-lam-ban'-o) Short Definition: I seize, apprehend, become pregnant ...
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2638. katalambano -- to lay hold of, seize
... apprehend, attain, overtake. ... (literally or figuratively) -- apprehend, attain, come
upon, comprehend, find, obtain, perceive, (over-)take. see GREEK kata. ...
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2529. kathorao -- to discern clearly
... clearly see. From kata and horao; to behold fully, ie (figuratively) distinctly
apprehend -- clearly see. see GREEK kata. see GREEK horao. ...
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1491. eidos -- appearance, fashion, shape, sight.
... 1491 (a neuter noun derived from 1492 , "to see, apprehend") -- properly, the
(ie of something , ), especially its appearance or (J. Thayer). ...
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143. aisthanomai -- to perceive
... perceive, notice. Of uncertain derivation; to apprehend (properly, by the senses) --
perceive. (aisthontai) -- 1 Occurrence. 142, 143. aisthanomai. 144 . ...
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3539. noeo -- to perceive, think
... noeo Phonetic Spelling: (noy-eh'-o) Short Definition: I understand, consider Definition:
I understand, think, consider, conceive, apprehend; aor. ...
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1377. dioko -- to put to flight, pursue, by impl. to persecute
... 1377 () is used ("earnestly pursue") and ("zealously persecute, hunt down"). In
each case, 1377 () means ("chasing" after), desiring to overtake (apprehend). ...
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Library

But if we Apprehend at Last the Perfection of this Grace...
... II."Ascetic and Moral. Chapter XIV. But if we apprehend at last the
perfection of this grace� But if we apprehend at last the ...
/.../gregory/gregory of nyssa dogmatic treatises etc/chapter xiv but if we.htm

Fragment iii. But Because, as I Apprehend It, Ye are Assigned to ...
... Fragment III. But because, as I apprehend it, ye are assigned to different
offices� But because, as I apprehend it, ye are assigned ...
/.../theonas/epistle of phileas/fragment iii but because as.htm

The Men of Speculative Reason, whom You Seem Most to Apprehend...
... [Way-3-5] The men of speculative reason, whom you seem most to apprehend
The men of speculative reason, whom you seem most to ...
/.../law/the way to divine knowledge/way-3-5 the men of speculative.htm

"This Then is the Message which we have Heard of Him, and Declare ...
... Can darkness comprehend the light, or apprehend it? ... But the beasts that are below
us cannot apprehend from these works what the nature of man is. ...
/.../binning/the works of the rev hugh binning/sermon x this then is.htm

What the Author Entreats from God, what from the Reader. In God ...
... For with what understanding can man apprehend God, who does not yet apprehend that
very understanding itself of his own, by which he desires to apprehend Him? ...
/.../augustine/on the holy trinity/chapter 1 what the author entreats.htm

He Regarded not God Indeed under the Form of a Human Body, but as ...
... Footnotes: [482] See iii. sec. 12, iv. secs. 3 and 12, and v. sec. 19, above. [483]
"For with what understanding can man apprehend God, who does not yet ...
/.../augustine/the confessions and letters of st/chapter i he regarded not god.htm

Superiority of the Christian Doctrine Respecting God.
... with impunity what they please concerning the Deity, but that against us a law lies
in force, though we are able to demonstrate what we apprehend and justly ...
/.../a plea for the christians/chapter vii superiority of the christian.htm

Nature of Human Righteousness and Perfection.
... "But I follow on," said he, "if I may apprehend that in which I also am apprehended
of Christ Jesus." [2762] "I may apprehend that in which I also am ...
/.../augustine/anti-pelagian writings/chapter 22 nature of human righteousness.htm

The Holy Spirit Forming Christ Within Us.
... the inward man; that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; to the end that
ye, being rooted and grounded in love, may be strong to apprehend with all ...
/.../torrey/the person and work of the holy spirit/chapter xii the holy spirit.htm

John Chapter xiv. 4-6.
... See, we have just heard the disciple asking, and the Master instructing, and we
do not yet, even after His voice has sounded in our ears, apprehend the thought ...
/.../augustine/homilies on the gospel of john/tractate lxix john chapter xiv.htm

Thesaurus
Apprehend (7 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (vt) To take or seize (a person) by legal process;
to arrest; as, to apprehend a criminal. ... Standard Bible Encyclopedia. APPREHEND. ...
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Comprehend (9 Occurrences)
... 3. (vt) To take into the mind; to grasp with the understanding; to apprehend the
meaning of; to understand. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. COMPREHEND. ...
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Apprehended (5 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (imp. & pp) of Apprehend. Multi-Version Concordance
Apprehended (5 Occurrences). John 1:5 And the light ...
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Election (6 Occurrences)
... It may be enough here to say that alike what we are permitted to read as revealed,
and what we may humbly apprehend as the reason of the case, tend to the ...
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Hear (4824 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (vt) To perceive by the ear; to apprehend or take
cognizance of by the ear; as, to hear sounds; to hear a voice; to hear one call. ...
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Various (52 Occurrences)
... 7:32 The Pharisees heard the people thus expressing their various doubts about Him,
and the High Priests and the Pharisees sent some officers to apprehend Him. ...
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Know (8133 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) Knee. 2. (vi) To perceive or apprehend clearly and certainly; to understand;
to have full information of; as, to know one's duty. ...
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Origin (25 Occurrences)
... Hebrews 11:3 By faith we apprehend that the worlds were framed by the word of God,
so that that which is seen should not take its origin from things which ...
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Gates (156 Occurrences)
... (WEY RSV NIV). 2 Corinthians 11:32 In Damascus the governor under King Aretas kept
guards at the gates of the city in order to apprehend me, (WEY). ...
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Garrison (15 Occurrences)
... (WEB). 2 Corinthians 11:32 In Damascus the governor under Aretas the king kept the
city of the Damascenes with a garrison, desirous to apprehend me: (KJV WBS). ...
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Concordance
Apprehend (7 Occurrences)

Matthew 15:17
Do ye not yet apprehend, that everything that enters into the mouth finds its way into the belly, and is cast forth into the draught?
(DBY)

Matthew 26:55
Then said Jesus to the crowds, "Have you come out as if to fight with a robber, with swords and bludgeons to apprehend me? Day after day I have been sitting teaching in the Temple, and you did not arrest me.
(WEY)

John 7:32
The Pharisees heard the people thus expressing their various doubts about Him, and the High Priests and the Pharisees sent some officers to apprehend Him.
(WEY)

2 Corinthians 11:32
In Damascus the governor under Aretas the king kept the city of the Damascenes with a garrison, desirous to apprehend me:
(KJV WEY WBS)

Ephesians 3:18
may be strong to apprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth,
(ASV DBY)

Philippians 3:12
Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.
(KJV WBS)

Hebrews 11:3
By faith we apprehend that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that that which is seen should not take its origin from things which appear.
(DBY)

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