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capture

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one that has been taken and held in confinement
  • A Spanish treasure ship was the most valuable capture ever taken by that privateer.
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capture

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1 to receive as return for effort
  • The movie's producers captured several awards for their work.
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2 to take physical control or possession of (something) suddenly or forcibly
  • captured the cat just as it was about to escape out the front door
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take hold (of)

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Synonym Discussion of capture

catch, capture, trap, snare, entrap, ensnare, bag mean to come to possess or control by or as if by seizing. catch implies the seizing of something in motion or in flight or in hiding.
    • caught the dog as it ran by
capture suggests taking by overcoming resistance or difficulty.
    • capture an enemy stronghold
trap, snare, entrap, ensnare imply seizing by some device that holds the one caught at the mercy of the captor. trap and snare apply more commonly to physical seizing.
    • trap animals
    • snared butterflies with a net
entrap and ensnare more often are figurative.
    • entrapped the witness with a trick question
    • a sting operation that ensnared burglars
bag implies shooting down a fleeing or distant prey.
    • bagged a brace of pheasants

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