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. Jabari Paul:

    We now sit at a critical inflection point in our nation's history, if we are to seize the opening that this moment presents, we must be willing to acknowledge the sins of our past so that we move together toward a future of justice and equity.

  2. Scott Shleifer:

    Moj is well positioned to seize the opportunity presented by the growth of short video in India. We are impressed with the team's understanding of these rapidly evolving technologies and its ability to execute quickly.

  3. Peter Larson:

    I go down to the office and there's two FBI agents sitting there (saying) 'You've stolen this from federal land and we're coming here to seize this,'.

  4. Patrick Walujo:

    A price war is not unusual for the introduction of a businesses like this ... as promotions are huge to seize market share, perhaps Grab is hoping it can squeeze us. The reality is that because we offer multiple services and products our drivers generate more revenues, and our investors understand that.

  5. President Barack Obama:

    We have a historic opportunity to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons in Iran, and to do so peacefully, with the international community firmly behind us. We should seize that chance.

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