how to pronounce apprehend


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apprehend is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of apprehend in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… watched them apprehend a 22 year old and …”

meaning of apprehend

To apprehend means to take into custody or to arrest.

apprehend frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word apprehend occurs in english on average 0.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics apprehend can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that apprehend can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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