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Synonyms for seize

Synonyms for (verb) seize

Synonyms: grab, seize Definition: capture the attention or imagination of Usage: This story will grab you; The movie seized my imagination

Similar words: fascinate, intrigue Definition: cause to be interested or curious

Synonyms: seize, get hold of, clutch Definition: affect Usage: Fear seized the prisoners; The patient was seized with unbearable pains; He was seized with a dreadful disease

Similar words: sweep over, overtake, overwhelm, overcome, overpower, whelm Definition: overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli

Synonyms: prehend, seize, clutch Definition: take hold of; grab Usage: 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

Similar words: take, get hold of Definition: get into one's hands, take physically Usage: Take a cookie!; Can you take this bag, please

Synonyms: seize Definition: take or capture by force Usage: The terrorists seized the politicians; The rebels threaten to seize civilian hostages

Similar words: take, get hold of Definition: get into one's hands, take physically Usage: Take a cookie!; Can you take this bag, please

Synonyms: seize Definition: hook by a pull on the line Usage: strike a fish

Similar words: hook Definition: catch with a hook Usage: hook a fish

Synonyms: capture, seize, conquer, appropriate Definition: take possession of by force, as after an invasion Usage: the invaders seized the land and property of the inhabitants; The army seized the town; The militia captured the castle

Similar words: take over, seize, usurp, assume, arrogate Definition: seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession Usage: 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: seize, sequester, attach, impound, confiscate Definition: take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority Usage: The FBI seized the drugs; The customs agents impounded the illegal shipment; The police confiscated the stolen artwork

Similar words: take Definition: take into one's possession Usage: We are taking an orphan from Romania; I'll take three salmon steaks

Synonyms: take over, seize, usurp, assume, arrogate Definition: seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession Usage: 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

Similar words: take Definition: take by force Usage: Hitler took the Baltic Republics; The army took the fort on the hill