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From ad- (to, towards, at) +‎ prehendō (lay hold of, seize).



apprehendō (present infinitive apprehendere, perfect active apprehendī, supine apprehēnsum); 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.
  5. (Medieval Latin) I learn.


   Conjugation of apprehendō (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 apprehēnsus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect apprehēnsus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect apprehēnsus + 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 apprehēnsus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect apprehēnsus + 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 apprehēnsūrum esse apprehendī apprehēnsum esse apprehēnsum īrī
participles apprehendēns apprehēnsūrus apprehēnsus apprehendendus, apprehendundus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
apprehendendī apprehendendō apprehendendum apprehendendō apprehēnsum apprehēnsū

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