To gain possession of, especially after a struggle or chase
To obtain possession or control of
To take into custody
To seize with armed force
To seize figuratively
We will set up our plan to capture him.
It is only possible to capture prisoners if they agree to be captured, just as it is only possible to catch a swallow if it settles on one's hand.
That is true, but still why didn't you capture him?
The big oak tree leaned over the pond with outstretched arms, as if ready to capture a catfish.
What we don't know is how to capture it.