The physical act of seizing or taking hold of; seizure. (noun)
The act of seizing or taking by legal process; arrest. (noun)
The act of grasping with the intellect; the contemplation of things, without affirming, denying, or passing any judgment; intellection; perception. (noun)
Opinion; conception; sentiment; idea. (noun)
The faculty by which ideas are conceived or by which perceptions are grasped; understanding. (noun)
Anticipation, mostly of things unfavorable; dread or fear at the prospect of some future ill. (noun)
Examples of word apprehension
Here in the Persian Gulf, apprehension is off the charts.
â€“ If my apprehension is right and the bad effects of the law outweigh the good ...
He lifted and dropped his feet with the lithe softness of a cat, and from time to time glanced to right and to left as if in apprehension of some flank attack.
The person in charge of dealing with such complaints called me back a few days later and said that that small plane was probably part of law enforcement monitoring an apprehension from the air in the event of a pursuit.
Vaccine apprehension is largely a luxury enjoyed by societies no longer ravaged by the dreadful diseases vaccines have helped prevent.