prehend


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prehend

(prɪˈhɛnd)
vb (tr)
1. to take hold of
2. to grasp mentally
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Verb1.prehend - take hold of; grab; "The sales clerk quickly seized the money on the counter"; "She clutched her purse"; "The mother seized her child by the arm"; "Birds of prey often seize small mammals"
nab - seize suddenly
rack - seize together, as of parallel ropes of a tackle in order to prevent running through the block
claw - clutch as if in panic; "She clawed the doorknob"
get hold of, take - get into one's hands, take physically; "Take a cookie!"; "Can you take this bag, please"
arrest, collar, cop, nab, nail, apprehend, pick up - take into custody; "the police nabbed the suspected criminals"
capture, catch, get - succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase; "We finally got the suspect"; "Did you catch the thief?"
collar - seize by the neck or collar
clasp - grasp firmly; "The child clasped my hands"
grip - hold fast or firmly; "He gripped the steering wheel"
grab - take or grasp suddenly; "She grabbed the child's hand and ran out of the room"
grab, take hold of, catch - take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of; "Catch the ball!"; "Grab the elevator door!"
snatch, snatch up, snap - to grasp hastily or eagerly; "Before I could stop him the dog snatched the ham bone"
clench, clinch - hold in a tight grasp; "clench a steering wheel"
grapple, grip - to grip or seize, as in a wrestling match; "the two men grappled with each other for several minutes"
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Yes, it was ugly enough; but if you were man enough you would admit to yourself that there was in you just the faintest trace of a re- sponse to the terrible frankness of that noise, a dim suspicion of there being a meaning in it which you-- you so remote from the night of first ages--could com- prehend.
A present occasion prehends a past occasion, but a past occasion cannot prehend a present occasion because it cannot prehend what does not exist from its standpoint, and once an occasion perishes as subject, it becomes an object for future occasions.
These experiments with elemental infrastructures, exemplified, for instance, in Saraceno's open--source collaborative 'Aerocene' project, have the potential to pilot experiments that un--ground the very space of the political in novel ways by redistributing capacities to prehend, feel and sense the force of the elemental (Engelmann, 2015b; McCormack, 2015; Saraceno, Engelmann, and Szerszynski, 2015).
One is invited, through this question, to prehend the propositions posed by the entirety of the field, of which one is alwaysalready a part, and to sense the emergent responses to such a call.
The former marine, who served with 45 Commando, added: "I can't prehend the amou support I've had.
Hand feeding was adopted as soon as the dog was able to prehend and swallow.
In coming into being, these particles "take into account" past events, thus exemplifying a capacity to prehend the past; they "respond" to the very events they take into account, thus exemplifying a capacity for creativity.
The more pleasurable a dissent, the more memorable it is; the more memorable a dissent, the more likely it will prehend law.
To prehend is to have a concrete idea or concept of that thing.
Animals suffering from oral masses, trauma, or severe dental disease may be unable to prehend, masticate, or swallow.
In other words, what do successor actual entities prehend as the basis for their own self-constitution?
This mapping between and Whitehead's and Peirce's categories sounded very strange to me because subjective forms and propositions appeared to be switched in their correspondence to prehensions and nexuses; propositions seem to me as a nexus composed of a predicate and a logical subject, which prehend each other.