seize, prehend, clutch(verb)
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"
take or capture by force
"The terrorists seized the politicians"; "The rebels threaten to seize civilian hostages"
appropriate, capture, seize, conquer(verb)
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"
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
impound, attach, sequester, confiscate, seize(verb)
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"
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
assume, usurp, seize, take over, arrogate(verb)
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"
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
hook by a pull on the line
"strike a fish"
seize, clutch, get hold of(verb)
"Fear seized the prisoners"; "The patient was seized with unbearable pains"; "He was seized with a dreadful disease"
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
capture the attention or imagination of
"This story will grab you"; "The movie seized my imagination"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
Arrested for crime, on suspicion, by the sheriff; on, upon, or by virtue of a warrant; on final process; in execution.
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How to use seize in a sentence?
Seize the day, put no trust in the morrow![Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero.]
Seize the moment of excited curiosity on any subject to solve your doubts; for if you let it pass, the desire may never return, and you may remain in ignorance.
Government leaders in Ecuador and Peru and the world must seize this chance and work in partnership with indigenous nationalities to protect this amazing region.
We have a historic opportunity to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons in Iran, and to do so peacefully, with the international community firmly behind us. We should seize that chance.
The court did not seize Read MoreHe passport, despite prayers by the state to do so. This means Wine is free to travel out of the country for any reason. Read MoreHe can also seek medical attention wherever Read MoreHe feels better.
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- استولى على, حجزArabic
- apoderar-seCatalan, Valencian
- ergreifen, fassenGerman
- agarrar, apoderarse de, aferrar, tomar, apresar, aprovecharSpanish
- tarttua, tilaisuusFinnish
- saisir, s'emparer deFrench
- megragad, megfogHungarian
- 捉える, つかむJapanese
- possideo, carpo, capereLatin
- pakken, grijpen, vangen, aangrijpenDutch
- convulsar, agarrar, valer-se de, apreender, apoderar-se de, convulsionar, convelir, capturar, aproveitar, tomar conta de, convulsionar-sePortuguese
- захватывать, захватить, схватывать, схватитьRussian
- gripa, tillskansa, fångaSwedish
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