Capture and Seize


Capture verb - To take physical control or possession of (something) suddenly or forcibly.
Usage example: captured the cat just as it was about to escape out the front door

Seize is a synonym for capture in catch topic. In some cases you can use "Seize" instead a verb "Capture", when it comes to topics like activity, action, assume, take. popular alternative

Nearby Words: captive, captured, captor, capturing


Seize verb - To take or keep under one's control by authority of law.
Usage example: seized the leaders of one of the city's major drug rings

Capture is a synonym for seize in catch topic. You can use "Capture" instead a verb "Seize", if it concerns topics such as activity, action, assume, take. popular alternative

Nearby Words: seizure, seizing, seised

Common collocations

people capture people seize people
base capture base seize base
moment capture moment seize moment
territory capture territory seize territory
Other words: ship, child, castle, town, city, enemies, ships, cities.

Both words in one sentence

  • Taken: The past participle of the verb "take" meaning to to seize or capture, as well as an adjective meaning interpreted in a certain way.
    Source: Taken
  • Their most effective use is not in fighting land or air units (though they can do both) but to seize neutral factories before the other side's infantry can capture them.
  • Film / The Thief of Bagdad (1940) Jaffar, sensing a chance to seize power, sends guards after the king; Ahmad has just enough time to hear a prophecy about a boy saving his city before Jaffar's guards capture him and throw him into the dungeons.
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