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.
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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.