Seize synonyms Category: Part of speech: (Intransitive) To habituate to or gain competency at a task.
To seize by or as by authority; appropriate
To present as an act of worship:
To make less intense or prominent; reduce or tone down: (Euphemistic, usually reflexively) To gain weight
(Telephony) (of a call) To hang up.
To fasten with or as if with a clasp.
To struggle or work hard to deal with something:
Grasp is defined as to have a firm hold on something.
Pluck is defined as to grab, pick or pull out.
To sprinkle, rub, finish, or prepare with pounce
To give a twist, turn, or pull:
A pincer, as of a lobster or crab, used for grasping.
To abduct or confine (a person) forcibly, by threat of force, or by deceit, without the authority of law.
To hit with a sweeping motion.
To put; to place; to deposit; to deliver, with a sense of withdrawing oneself.
To proceed past something
To leave alone, let be; to stop bothering.
To gather or assume from what is heard, known, etc.; infer
The highest point of sexual excitement, characterized by strong feelings of pleasure and marked normally by ejaculation of semen by the male and by involuntary vaginal contractions in the female.
A sudden onset of pain or emotion.
To append or attach, especially to a larger or more significant thing.
To deal with something in a direct way; to set to work upon.
To exhaust or weaken with strain of any sort
Gripe is defined as to experience sharp intestinal pain, or to complain.
Free means to release or let go.
(Chem.) To free from combination in a compound
To communicate, convey, or offer for conveyance:
Arrest is defined as the act of taking a person into custody for legal purposes.
To seize suddenly; snatch or steal
To break or tame (a horse).
To take into custody as a prisoner
To remain in a state or condition; stay:
Again; another time; repeated(ly)
(Informal, Dial.) To take legal action (against) (Intransitive) To get news
To reduce the flow of (fuel vapor, etc.) by means of a throttle
Jerk is defined as to pull, push or throw in a sharp sudden motion.
To move or act energetically or while making such sounds:
To attempt to grasp or seize:
(Informal) To get or take quickly
To help or assist, particularly in an emotional sense.
To go to see (a performance, for example):
To take to oneself in exclusion of others; to claim or use as by an exclusive right.
To ascribe on behalf of another in an unwarranted manner:
(Slang) To seize or detain.
To take, get, or avail oneself of hastily or while there is a chance
To seize (property) for military or government use
(Idiomatic) To keep; to store something for someone
To fix or secure (a nail or bolt, for example) by bending down or flattening the pointed end that protrudes.
To clasp or hold close with the arms, usually as an expression of affection.
A device used for drawing circles and arcs and for measuring distances on maps, consisting of two legs hinged together at one end.
To insert in an envelope, wrapper, etc., often along with something else
To cause pain or discomfort to (a part of the body) by pressing or being too tight:
To put pressure or bring influence to bear upon (someone) to do a certain thing, as to pay money, etc. (Nonstandard) Alternative spelling of . envelop
To represent (something transient, immaterial, etc.) in more or less permanent form (Intransitive) To seize by force. (Now often with overtones of later senses.) [from 14th c.]
To possess or use the time or capacity of; to engage the service of.
Win is defined as to finish first or be the most successful at something.
To get the better of by superior power; make helpless; subdue
To station in ambush with a view to surprise an enemy.
Incorporate is defined as to work into something that already exists, or to become a corporation.
To demand and get by authority or force; insist on
To put under restraint; tie up
To increase by (a specific amount):
To acquire by the government procedure of recapture.
To come or pass over; to spread over.
To set aside in a fund rather than spend as prescribed:
(Mathematics) To include or bound (a part of a space or curve) between two points or lines.
To steal, especially in a stealthy way.
Of government: forcibly to divest another of a property interest, as by eminent domain.
To gain control of (a moving soccer ball) by allowing it to hit and bounce off a part of the body other than the arm or hand.
To become raised or elevated; go up
(Cricket, golf) To play a hook shot. To catch or hold, especially with a loop.
To obtain or extract by applying force or pressure: To select animals from a group and then kill them in order to reduce the numbers of the group in a controlled manner.
To take control of (something) without permission or authorization and use it for one's own purposes:
To carjack is to steal a car by hitting the victim's vehicle with another car, and then forcing the victim to get out of the car.
(Intransitive) To protect one's status.
(Historical, Australia, Western US) To enter upon and take possession of land to which another has acquired a claim by prior entry and occupation.
To become aware of (something) directly through any of the senses, especially sight or hearing:
Relating to or effecting confiscation. (US) The right of a government over the lands within its jurisdiction. Usually invoked to compel land owners to sell their property in preparation for a major construction project such as a freeway.
The definition of a paroxysm is a sudden physical response including laughing or sneezing.
The action of preempting, as the use of military force in a preemptive attack.
The definition of sequestration is the seizure of property by an agent of the court to avoid harm to the property, or a legal procedure for U.S. government budget control when federal spending cuts are automatically implemented to avoid spending money that will not be covered by revenue.
The intentional destruction, mutilation, concealment, or alteration of (usually documentary) evidence. If proven, spoliation may help to establish that the evidence was detrimental to the party responsible for it.
To combine with, form a bond with, or be taken up by a chemical or chemical structure. An enzyme, for example, is structured in such a way as to be able to bind with its substrate.
To have as part of something larger; encompass or include.
To arrange (wagons) in the form of a corral
To seize the property of (a person) in order to compel payment of debts; distress.
To impose an embargo on a document.
(Law) To erect, build, or set up; to make or construct; to raise or cast up.
To form network or netting; to knit.
To rob of goods by force, especially in time of war; plunder.
To gain possession of by prior right or opportunity, especially to settle on (public land) so as to obtain the right to buy before others.
prehend (Obsolete) To lay hold of; to seize.
To set apart; to put aside; to remove; to separate from other things.
To send down or put forth (roots)
To point out (a person's behaviour, habits, or actions) in a critical manner.
(Physiology) To draw away, as a limb or other part, from its ordinary position; to move similar parts apart. [Early 17 th century.]
seize-upon To take up, embrace, enact, or turn eagerly to (a plan, idea, ideology, cause, practice, method, etc.); to grasp, understand, and accept quickly; to adopt wholeheartedly or vigorously.
(Dated, with of) To vest ownership in (someone); to give someone power or knowledge; to acquaint; to inform. Synonym Study
to snatch a purse
stresses an abrupt quickness and, sometimes, a surreptitiousness in seizing she snatched the letter from my hand
to grab credit
implies a roughness or unscrupulousness in seizing the child grabbed all the candy
implies a tight or convulsive grasping of that which one is eager to take or keep hold of she clutched his hand in terror
implies holding firmly to grasp a rope, an idea, etc.
is the general word meaning to get hold of by or as by the hands to take a book, the opportunity, etc.
to seize power To
is to get hold of or get control of suddenly and forcibly he seized the gun from the robber
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