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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

    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. seize(verb)

    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, 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"

    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, 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"

    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, 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"

    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. seize(verb)

    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 of(verb)

    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, seize(verb)

    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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. seize(v. a.)

    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. seize(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    come upon suddenly (as attacks of disease)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. seize(v)

    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. Tim Martin:

    Wetherspoon had a European supply chain, we were buying French brandy, French champagne, spirits from Germany, and so on, and we've switched, because people said the ports might seize up, which I don't think they will, we've got equal or better products at lower prices from outside the EU.

  2. Andre Gide:

    Seize from every moment its unique novelty, and do not prepare your joys.

  3. Petro Poroshenko:

    If you fail, the experiment fails, it may be your last moment. Please for the sake of the rest of us, selfishly on my part, don’t waste it. Seize the opportunity. Build a better future for the people of Ukraine.

  4. Hillary Clinton:

    And yet, as I travel around the country, I hear signs of optimism, that's the spirit that got Americans through the Great Recession. And as we come back from the crisis, potential new business owners and entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley to Des Moines to Brooklyn are ready to seize the moment. All they need are policies that help them get ahead instead of holding them back.

  5. Otto Warmbier:

    Please remember that any money to a terrorist or terrorist regime gives money so that they can seize more of our people, we can not accept that risk. You wouldn't ask that of us.

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