Apprehension vs. Fear

Apprehension vs. Fear — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Apprehension and Fear

Apprehensionnoun

(rare) The physical act of seizing or taking hold of (something); seizing.

Fearnoun

(uncountable) A strong, uncontrollable, unpleasant emotion caused by actual or perceived danger or threat.

He was struck by fear on seeing the snake.

Apprehensionnoun

(legal) The act of seizing or taking by legal process; arrest.

Fearnoun

(countable) A phobia, a sense of fear induced by something or someone.

Not everybody has the same fears.I have a fear of ants.

Apprehensionnoun

perception; the act of understanding using one's intellect without affirming, denying, or passing any judgment

Fearnoun

(uncountable) Terrified veneration or reverence, particularly towards God, gods, or sovereigns.

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Apprehensionnoun

Opinion; conception; sentiment; idea.

Fearverb

(transitive) To feel fear about (something or someone); to be afraid of; to consider or expect with alarm.

I fear the worst will happen.

Apprehensionnoun

The faculty by which ideas are conceived or by which perceptions are grasped; understanding.

Fearverb

(intransitive) To feel fear (about something).

Never fear; help is always near.She fears for her son’s safety.

Apprehensionnoun

Anticipation, mostly of things unfavorable; dread or fear at the prospect of some future ill.

Fearverb

(transitive) To venerate; to feel awe towards.

People who fear God can be found in Christian churches.
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Apprehensionnoun

fearful expectation or anticipation;

the student looked around the examination room with apprehension

Fearverb

(transitive) Regret.

I fear I have bad news for you: your husband has died.

Apprehensionnoun

the cognitive condition of someone who understands;

he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect

Fearverb

To cause fear to; to frighten.

Apprehensionnoun

painful expectation

Fearverb

To be anxious or solicitous for.

Apprehensionnoun

the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal);

the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar

Fearverb

To suspect; to doubt.

Fearadjective

(dialectal) Able; capable; stout; strong; sound.

hale and fear

Fearnoun

an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)

Fearnoun

an anxious feeling;

care had aged himthey hushed it up out of fear of public reaction

Fearnoun

a profound emotion inspired by a deity;

the fear of God

Fearverb

be afraid or feel anxious or apprehensive about a possible or probable situation or event;

I fear she might get aggressive

Fearverb

be afraid or scared of; be frightened of;

I fear the winters in MoscowWe should not fear the Communists!

Fearverb

be sorry; used to introduce an unpleasant statement;

I fear I won't make it to your wedding party

Fearverb

be uneasy or apprehensive about;

I fear the results of the final exams

Fearverb

regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of;

Fear God as your fatherWe venerate genius