Synonyms and Antonyms of seizure

  1. 1 a sudden experiencing of a physical or mental disorder an epileptic seizure Synonyms access, bout, case, fit, attack, siege, spell, turnRelated Words recurrence, relapse; brainstorm, convulsion, eclampsia, pang, paroxysm, spasm, throe; agitation, frenzy; breakdown, collapse, prostrationNear Antonyms arrest, relief, remission

  2. 2 the unlawful taking or withholding of something from the rightful owner under a guise of authority secret intrigues with the czar's ministers that culminated in the czarina's seizure of the throne Synonyms arrogation, commandeering, detainer, expropriation, preemption, appropriation, takeover, usurpationRelated Words annexation, assumption, attachment, confiscation, grab, impoundment, repossession, sequestration; defalcation, embezzlement, misapplication, misappropriation, misuse, peculation, theft; despoilment, looting, pillaging; encroachment, infringement, piracy; invasion, occupancy, occupation, preoccupancy, trespass; deforcement, disfurnishment, dispossession, ejection, stripping

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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