seize


seize

verb

Definition of SEIZE

1
to have a clear idea of <a critic with a sharp intellect that is able to seize the most subtle nuances of a work of art>
Antonyms miss
2
to take or keep under one's control by authority of law <seized the leaders of one of the city's major drug rings>
Antonyms discharge
3
to take physical control or possession of (something) suddenly or forcibly <seized the escaping balloon just before it got out of reach>
Synonyms bag, capture, collar, cop [slang], corral, get, glom, grab, grapple, hook, land, nab, nail, net, nobble [British slang], rap, seize, snag, snap (up), snare, snatch, trap
Related Words glove, halter, lasso, rope; apprehend, arrest, detain; bay, corner; clasp, clutch, fasten (on), fist, grasp, grip, hold, latch (on or onto), secure; rend, wrest; enmesh (also immesh), ensnare, entangle, entrap, mesh; abduct, kidnap, spirit (away or off)
Antonyms miss
4
to take or make use of under a guise of authority but without actual right <Richard III seized the English throne from his brother Edward in 1483>

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