Definitions

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  • v. To lay hold of; to seize.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To lay hold of; to seize.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To seize; take; apprehend.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. take hold of; grab

Etymologies

Latin prehendere. See prehensile. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • According to Ford, an additional mode of influence must be posited, for one must account for an actual entity's ability to prehend.

    Process Theism

  • This ability to prehend is precisely its portion of creativity.

    Process Theism

  • Ford argues, by elimination, that a future creativity must be the source of an occasion's ability to prehend.

    Process Theism

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    Microserfs

  • Although Jubal Clay was a prudent businessman who could com - prehend the financial advantages a war with Mexico might yield, he was, like his ancestors, primarily a military man, and now he asked:

    Mexico

  • Caramon gasped, unable - for a moment - to com - prehend what had happened.

    Time of the Twins

  • Only the small J knowledge of this day, a little aided by what the mirrorm could share with him, though he was unable even to corn-1 prehend the learning long since lost.

    Merlin's Mirror

  • This unifying and coordinating principle, she thought, has enabled geography to com - prehend vast accumulations of facts, and for the first time raised it to the level of a science.

    ENVIRONMENT AND CULTURE

  • Cicero divided arts into those which only com - prehend things (animo cernunt) and those which make them (Academica II 7, 22); today we consider the first category as sciences, not as arts.

    CLASSIFICATION OF THE ARTS

  • There existed between himself and his wife a sort of vague, semitelepathic, rapport; they had never been able to transmit definite and exact thoughts, but they could clearly prehend one another's feelings and emotions.

    Time Crime

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  • The Chambers Dictionary (New Ninth Edition) also defines this as "to apprehend without conscious perception."

    November 9, 2008