seize, prehend, clutch(verb)
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"
take or capture by force
"The terrorists seized the politicians"; "The rebels threaten to seize civilian hostages"
appropriate, capture, seize, conquer(verb)
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"
impound, attach, sequester, confiscate, seize(verb)
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"
assume, usurp, seize, take over, arrogate(verb)
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"
hook by a pull on the line
"strike a fish"
seize, clutch, get hold of(verb)
"Fear seized the prisoners"; "The patient was seized with unbearable pains"; "He was seized with a dreadful disease"
capture the attention or imagination of
"This story will grab you"; "The movie seized my imagination"
to deliberately take hold of; to grab or capture
to take advantage of (an opportunity or circumstance)
to take possession of (by force, law etc.)
to have a sudden and powerful effect upon
to bind, lash or make fast, with several turns of small rope, cord, or small line
to fasten, fix
to lay hold in seizure, by hands or claws (+ on or upon)
to have a seizure
to bind or lock in position immovably; see also seize up
Rust caused the engine to seize, never to run again.
to fall or rush upon suddenly and lay hold of; to gripe or grasp suddenly; to reach and grasp
to take possession of by force
to invade suddenly; to take sudden hold of; to come upon suddenly; as, a fever seizes a patient
to take possession of by virtue of a warrant or other legal authority; as, the sheriff seized the debtor's goods
to fasten; to fix
to grap with the mind; to comprehend fully and distinctly; as, to seize an idea
to bind or fasten together with a lashing of small stuff, as yarn or marline; as, to seize ropes
Seize are a British electronic band.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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
To employ combat forces to occupy physically and to control a designated area.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'seize' in Verbs Frequency: #617
The numerical value of seize in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of seize in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of seize in a Sentence
Isn’t it strange that I who have written only unpopular books should be such a popular fellow. Chirology may be one of the vital sciences of the future. ~ Albert Einstein (“Seeing into the Future” ~ Harvey Day) I hate crowds and making speeches. I hate facing cameras and having to answer to a crossfire of questions. Why popular fancy should seize upon me, a scientist, dealing in abstract things and happy if left alone, is a manifestation of mass psychology that is beyond me. I am neither especially clever nor especially gifted. I am only very, very curious. The ideals that have lighted my way and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty and Truth. The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift. When his wife asked him to change clothes to meet the German Ambassador: “they want to see me, here I am. If they want to see my clothes, open my closet and show them my suits.
Get action. Seize the moment. Man was never intended to become an oyster.
Seize the moment of excited curiosity on any subject to solve your doubts; for if you let it pass, the desire may never return, and you may remain in ignorance.
We can seize this future together because we are not as divided as our politics suggests.
Like the number of apples Contained within a single apple seed Each opportunity that we seize Contains an untold number of benefits.
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- استولى على, حجزArabic
- apoderar-seCatalan, Valencian
- ergreifen, fassenGerman
- agarrar, apoderarse de, aferrar, tomar, apresar, aprovecharSpanish
- tarttua, tilaisuusFinnish
- saisir, s'emparer deFrench
- megragad, megfogHungarian
- 捉える, つかむJapanese
- possideo, carpo, capereLatin
- pakken, grijpen, vangen, aangrijpenDutch
- convulsar, agarrar, valer-se de, apreender, apoderar-se de, convulsionar, convelir, capturar, aproveitar, tomar conta de, convulsionar-sePortuguese
- захватывать, захватить, схватывать, схватитьRussian
- gripa, tillskansa, fångaSwedish
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