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?
Each square kilometer they seize from ISIS is another square kilometer they have to secure and administer, and they are not receiving any additional resources from the U.S. or Baghdad to do this.
You can ask how it came about that someone was let out so early and that we missed the chance to seize him when he was in Turkey. I understand the questions, in the circumstances, it was right to take political responsibility and I offered my resignation to the prime minister.
Seize the day, put no trust in the morrow![Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero.]
Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness, no delay, no procrastination; never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
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.
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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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