What does seize mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. seize, prehend, clutchverb

    take hold of; grab

    "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"

  2. seizeverb

    take or capture by force

    "The terrorists seized the politicians"; "The rebels threaten to seize civilian hostages"

  3. appropriate, capture, seize, conquerverb

    take possession of by force, as after an invasion

    "the invaders seized the land and property of the inhabitants"; "The army seized the town"; "The militia captured the castle"

  4. impound, attach, sequester, confiscate, seizeverb

    take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority

    "The FBI seized the drugs"; "The customs agents impounded the illegal shipment"; "The police confiscated the stolen artwork"

  5. assume, usurp, seize, take over, arrogateverb

    seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession

    "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"

  6. seizeverb

    hook by a pull on the line

    "strike a fish"

  7. seize, clutch, get hold ofverb

    affect

    "Fear seized the prisoners"; "The patient was seized with unbearable pains"; "He was seized with a dreadful disease"

  8. grab, seizeverb

    capture the attention or imagination of

    "This story will grab you"; "The movie seized my imagination"

Wiktionary

  1. seizeverb

    to deliberately take hold of; to grab or capture

  2. seizeverb

    to take advantage of (an opportunity or circumstance)

  3. seizeverb

    to take possession of (by force, law etc.)

  4. seizeverb

    to have a sudden and powerful effect upon

  5. seizeverb

    to bind, lash or make fast, with several turns of small rope, cord, or small line

  6. seizeverb

    to fasten, fix

  7. seizeverb

    to lay hold in seizure, by hands or claws (+ on or upon)

  8. seizeverb

    to have a seizure

  9. seizeverb

    to bind or lock in position immovably; see also seize up

    Rust caused the engine to seize, never to run again.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Seizeverb

    to fall or rush upon suddenly and lay hold of; to gripe or grasp suddenly; to reach and grasp

  2. Seizeverb

    to take possession of by force

  3. Seizeverb

    to invade suddenly; to take sudden hold of; to come upon suddenly; as, a fever seizes a patient

  4. Seizeverb

    to take possession of by virtue of a warrant or other legal authority; as, the sheriff seized the debtor's goods

  5. Seizeverb

    to fasten; to fix

  6. Seizeverb

    to grap with the mind; to comprehend fully and distinctly; as, to seize an idea

  7. Seizeverb

    to bind or fasten together with a lashing of small stuff, as yarn or marline; as, to seize ropes

Freebase

  1. Seize

    Seize are a British electronic band.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Seize

    sēz,—v.t. to take possession of forcibly: to take hold of: to grasp: to apprehend by legal authority: to come upon suddenly: to lash or make fast.—v.i. to lay hold of with the claws: in metallurgy, to cohere.—adj. Seiz′able.—ns. Seiz′er; Seiz′ing, the act of taking hold: (naut.) the operation of lashing with several turns of a cord. [O. Fr. saisir (Prov. sazir, to take possession of)—Old High Ger. sazzan, to set, Ger. setzen, Eng. set.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. seize

    To employ combat forces to occupy physically and to control a designated area.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'seize' in Verbs Frequency: #617

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of seize in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of seize in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of seize in a Sentence

  1. Jan Jambon:

    You can ask how it came about that someone was let out so early and that we missed the chance to seize him when he was in Turkey. I understand the questions, in the circumstances, it was right to take political responsibility and I offered my resignation to the prime minister.

  2. Carlos Acevedo:

    There have not been orders to seize or destroy those items at any point.

  3. Army Brigadier General Ernie Audino:

    Each square kilometer they seize from ISIS is another square kilometer they have to secure and administer, and they are not receiving any additional resources from the U.S. or Baghdad to do this.

  4. Cyril Connolly:

    The English masses are lovable: they are kind, decent, tolerant, practical and not stupid. The tragedy is that they are too many of them, and that they are aimless, having outgrown the servile functions for which they were encouraged to multiply. One day these huge crowds will have to seize power because there will be nothing else for them to do, and yet they neither demand power nor are ready to make use of it; they will learn only to be bored in a new way.

  5. Carlos Sandi:

    The decision (to seize wells) has been made, we just need to wrap up some coordinations.

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