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apprehend (1 the commonest meaning; mod. sense ‘anticipate with dread’ barely appears; cf. Troil. III. ii. 78)
1. to seize, arrest Oth. I. i. 178, ii. 77.
2. to understand Ado II. i. 85 “you apprehend passing shrewdly,” Cym. III. iii. 17.
3. to conceive, imagine MND. V. i. 5, 1H4 I. iii. 209 “He apprehends a world of figures here.”
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