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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. seize

    The legal term arrest carries always the implication of a legal offense; this is true even of arresting for debt. But one may be detained by process of law when no offense is alleged against him, as in the case of a witness who is held in a house of detention till a case comes to trial. One may be restrained of his liberty without arrest, as in an insane asylum; an individual or corporation may be restrained by injunction from selling certain property. In case of an arrest, an officer may secure his prisoner by fetters, by a locked door, or other means effectually to prevent escape. Capture is commonly used of seizure by armed force; as, to capture a ship, a fort, etc. Compare HINDER; OBSTRUCT.

    Synonyms:
    apprehend, arrest, capture, catch, detain, hold, make prisoner, restrain, secure, stop, take into custody, take prisoner

    Antonyms:
    discharge, dismiss, free, liberate, release, set free

    Preposition:
    Arrested for crime, on suspicion, by the sheriff; on, upon, or by virtue of a warrant; on final process; in execution.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. seize

    Synonyms:
    catch, grasp, clutch, snatch, apprehend, arrest, hold, grip, grapple, hook, take, capture

    Antonyms:
    loose, dismiss, liberate, abandon, drop, unhand, unhook, unfasten

Princeton's WordNet

  1. seize, prehend, clutchverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    clutch, get hold of, arrogate, sequester, capture, appropriate, usurp, attach, prehend, hold tight, impound, assume, hold close, grab, confiscate, take over, conquer, cling to

  2. seizeverb

    take or capture by force

    "The terrorists seized the politicians"; "The rebels threaten to seize civilian hostages"

    Synonyms:
    take over, arrogate, usurp, confiscate, attach, conquer, impound, grab, sequester, assume, appropriate, get hold of, prehend, capture, clutch

  3. appropriate, capture, seize, conquerverb

    take possession of by force, as after an invasion

    "the invaders seized the land and property of the inhabitants"; "The army seized the town"; "The militia captured the castle"

    Synonyms:
    usurp, capture, fascinate, attach, earmark, sequester, conquer, beguile, impound, get, allow, captivate, enamour, suppress, trance, confiscate, get hold of, assume, prehend, enamor, take over, becharm, reserve, arrogate, subdue, curb, stamp down, set aside, clutch, entrance, inhibit, charm, appropriate, catch, grab, enchant, bewitch

  4. impound, attach, sequester, confiscate, seizeverb

    take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority

    "The FBI seized the drugs"; "The customs agents impounded the illegal shipment"; "The police confiscated the stolen artwork"

    Synonyms:
    clutch, get hold of, tie, set apart, arrogate, sequester, capture, withdraw, attach, prehend, seclude, isolate, impound, assume, pound, keep apart, conquer, usurp, bind, grab, sequestrate, confiscate, take over, appropriate, bond

  5. assume, usurp, seize, take over, arrogateverb

    seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession

    "He assumed to himself the right to fill all positions in the town"; "he usurped my rights"; "She seized control of the throne after her husband died"

    Synonyms:
    usurp, attach, sequester, capture, simulate, acquire, absorb, impound, don, put on, take, take for granted, lay claim, adopt, strike, borrow, get hold of, assume, prehend, relieve, take over, assign, repeat, claim, presume, arrogate, confiscate, get into, sham, clutch, grab, buy up, appropriate, accept, take on, feign, wear, conquer, buy out, take up, bear

  6. seizeverb

    hook by a pull on the line

    "strike a fish"

    Synonyms:
    take over, arrogate, usurp, confiscate, attach, conquer, impound, grab, sequester, assume, appropriate, get hold of, prehend, capture, clutch

  7. seize, clutch, get hold ofverb

    affect

    "Fear seized the prisoners"; "The patient was seized with unbearable pains"; "He was seized with a dreadful disease"

    Synonyms:
    clutch, get hold of, get through, arrogate, sequester, capture, appropriate, usurp, attach, prehend, hold tight, take, impound, assume, hold close, grab, confiscate, take over, conquer, reach, contact, cling to

  8. grab, seizeverb

    capture the attention or imagination of

    "This story will grab you"; "The movie seized my imagination"

    Synonyms:
    clutch, get hold of, arrogate, sequester, capture, snap up, attach, prehend, take hold of, impound, assume, catch, conquer, snaffle, usurp, grab, confiscate, take over, appropriate

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. seizeverb

    Synonyms:
    gripe, grasp, snatch, clutch, catch, capture, grapple, NAB, lay hold on, lay hold of, take possession of, fasten upon, lay hands on, take hold of (forcibly and suddenly)

  2. seizeverb

    Synonyms:
    come upon suddenly (as attacks of disease)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. seizeverb

    Synonyms:
    apprehend, snatch, clutch, catch, gripe, grasp, grapple, arrest, confiscate, usurp, appropriate, distrain, distress

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How to use seize in a sentence?

  1. Labour Tom Malinowski:

    We think that the recent elections provide a real opportunity to move forward, we hope that both the government and opposition will seize it. We hope that this will be a time when everyone focuses on lowering tensions.

  2. Mitch McConnell:

    We know the Senate is better than this, we know the nation deserves better than this, let's seize the golden opportunity before us today, confirm a Supreme Court justice who will make us proud.

  3. Barack Obama:

    We can seize this future together because we are not as divided as our politics suggests.

  4. Alireza Jahangirian:

    As long as ... a disruption has not taken place, we cannot make a definite assertion. But if it happens, Iran will take legal action, america does not have the right to stop our planes on international trips ... Under international laws, it is impossible to seize the new Iranian aircraft.

  5. Frederic Bruno:

    Mr. Clark was given multiple opportunities to desist, while he was being legally detained, he chose to resist, fight officers and to seize control of an officer's firearm.


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