1. To take or seize; to take hold of.
  2. To take or seize (a person) by legal process; to arrest.
    to apprehend a criminal.
  3. To take hold of with the understanding, that is, to conceive in the mind; to become cognizant of; to understand; to recognize; to consider.
  4. To anticipate; especially, to anticipate with anxiety, dread, or fear; to fear.
  5. To think, believe, or be of opinion; to understand; to suppose.
  6. To be apprehensive; to fear.

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