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1. seize  (verb) 
capture the attention or imagination of; "This story will grab you"; "The movie seized my imagination"

  Also known as: grab


  More Generic:
    intrigue     fascinate


2. seize  (verb) 
affect; "Fear seized the prisoners"; "The patient was seized with unberable pains"; "He was seized with a dreadful disease"

  Also known as: clutch, get hold of


  More Generic:
    overwhelm     overpower     sweep over     whelm     overcome     overtake


3. seize  (verb) 
take hold of; grab; "The salesclerk 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"

  Also known as: prehend, clutch


  More Specific:
nab - seize suddenly
rack - seize together, as of parallel ropes of a tackle in order to prevent running through the block
claw - clutch as if in panic
collar / nail / apprehend / arrest / pick up / nab / cop - take into custody
get / catch / capture - succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase
collar - seize by the neck or collar
clasp - grasp firmly
grip - hold fast or firmly
grab - take or grasp suddenly
catch / grab / take hold of - take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of
snatch / snatch up / snap - to grasp hastily or eagerly
clench / clinch - hold in a tight grasp
grapple / grip - to grip or seize, as in a wrestling match


  More Generic:
    take     get hold of


4. seize  (verb) 
take or capture by force; "The terrorists seized the politicians"; "The rebels threaten to seize civilian hostages"



  More Specific:
raven - obtain or seize by violence
wrest - obtain by seizing forcibly or violently, also metaphorically
kidnap / nobble / abduct / snatch - take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom
commandeer / hijack / highjack / pirate - take arbitrarily or by force


  More Generic:
    take     get hold of


5. seize  (verb) 
hook by a pull on the line; "strike a fish"



  More Generic:
    hook


6. seize  (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"

  Also known as: appropriate, capture, conquer


  More Specific:
annex - take illegally, as of territory
carry - capture after a fight


  More Generic:
    assume     usurp     seize     take over     arrogate


7. 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"

  Also known as: impound, attach, sequester, confiscate


  More Specific:
garnishee / garnish - take a debtor''s wages on legal orders, such as for child support
distrain - confiscate by distress


  More Generic:
    take


  Verb Group:
    sequester


8. seize  (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"

  Also known as: assume, usurp, take over, arrogate


  More Specific:
annex - take (territory) by conquest
appropriate / capture / seize / conquer - take possession of by force, as after an invasion
preoccupy - occupy or take possession of beforehand or before another or appropriate for use in advance
raid - take over (a company) by buying a controlling interest of its stock


  More Generic:
    take


 

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