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Meaning of word seize from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

seize   verb

Meaning : Take hold of. Grab.

Example : 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.

Synonyms : clutch, prehend

Meaning : Take or capture by force.

Example : The terrorists seized the politicians.
The rebels threaten to seize civilian hostages.

Meaning : Take possession of by force, as after an invasion.

Example : The invaders seized the land and property of the inhabitants.
The army seized the town.
The militia captured the castle.

Synonyms : appropriate, capture, conquer

Meaning : Take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority.

Example : The FBI seized the drugs.
The customs agents impounded the illegal shipment.
The police confiscated the stolen artwork.

Synonyms : attach, confiscate, impound, sequester

Meaning : Seize and take control without authority and possibly with force. Take as one's right or possession.

Example : 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.

Synonyms : arrogate, assume, take over, usurp

Meaning : Hook by a pull on the line.

Example : Strike a fish.

Meaning : Affect.

Example : Fear seized the prisoners.
The patient was seized with unbearable pains.
He was seized with a dreadful disease.

Synonyms : clutch, get hold of

Meaning : Capture the attention or imagination of.

Example : This story will grab you.
The movie seized my imagination.

Synonyms : grab


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