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From ad- ‎(to, towards, at) +‎ prehendō ‎(lay hold of, seize); from prae- ‎(before) + *hendo (used only in comp.); akin to Ancient Greek χανδάνω ‎(khandánō, hold, contain), and English get: See prehensile, get.



apprehendō ‎(present infinitive apprehendere, perfect active apprehendī, supine apprehensum); third conjugation

  1. I lay hold upon, grasp, seize, grab, take, take hold of; apprehend, arrest.
  2. I grasp with the mind, understand, comprehend.
  3. I embrace, include.
  4. I take possession of, seize, secure, obtain.


   Conjugation of apprehendo (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present apprehendō apprehendis apprehendit apprehendimus apprehenditis apprehendunt
imperfect apprehendēbam apprehendēbās apprehendēbat apprehendēbāmus apprehendēbātis apprehendēbant
future apprehendam apprehendēs apprehendet apprehendēmus apprehendētis apprehendent
perfect apprehendī apprehendistī apprehendit apprehendimus apprehendistis apprehendērunt, apprehendēre
pluperfect apprehenderam apprehenderās apprehenderat apprehenderāmus apprehenderātis apprehenderant
future perfect apprehenderō apprehenderis apprehenderit apprehenderimus apprehenderitis apprehenderint
passive present apprehendor apprehenderis, apprehendere apprehenditur apprehendimur apprehendiminī apprehenduntur
imperfect apprehendēbar apprehendēbāris, apprehendēbāre apprehendēbātur apprehendēbāmur apprehendēbāminī apprehendēbantur
future apprehendar apprehendēris, apprehendēre apprehendētur apprehendēmur apprehendēminī apprehendentur
perfect apprehensus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect apprehensus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect apprehensus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present apprehendam apprehendās apprehendat apprehendāmus apprehendātis apprehendant
imperfect apprehenderem apprehenderēs apprehenderet apprehenderēmus apprehenderētis apprehenderent
perfect apprehenderim apprehenderīs apprehenderit apprehenderīmus apprehenderītis apprehenderint
pluperfect apprehendissem apprehendissēs apprehendisset apprehendissēmus apprehendissētis apprehendissent
passive present apprehendar apprehendāris, apprehendāre apprehendātur apprehendāmur apprehendāminī apprehendantur
imperfect apprehenderer apprehenderēris, apprehenderēre apprehenderētur apprehenderēmur apprehenderēminī apprehenderentur
perfect apprehensus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect apprehensus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present apprehende apprehendite
future apprehenditō apprehenditō apprehenditōte apprehenduntō
passive present apprehendere apprehendiminī
future apprehenditor apprehenditor apprehenduntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives apprehendere apprehendisse apprehensūrus esse apprehendī apprehensus esse apprehensum īrī
participles apprehendēns apprehensūrus apprehensus apprehendendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
apprehendere apprehendendī apprehendendō apprehendendum apprehensum apprehensū

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