Seize synonyms

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(Intransitive) To habituate to or gain competency at a task.
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To present as an act of worship:
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To take illegally, or without the owner's permission, something owned by someone else.
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To put oneself into
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To make less intense or prominent; reduce or tone down:
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(Obs.) To seize
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Arrest is defined as the act of taking a person into custody for legal purposes.
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To seize suddenly; snatch or steal
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To break or tame (a horse).
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(Slang) To seize or detain.
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To take into custody as a prisoner
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(Intransitive) To get news
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To gain possession of something, or to make first claim on something.
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(Euphemistic, usually reflexively) To gain weight
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(Telephony) (of a call) To hang up.
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To fasten with or as if with a clasp.
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To close tightly:
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To attempt to grasp or seize:
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(Informal) To get or take quickly
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To struggle or work hard to deal with something:
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Grasp is defined as to have a firm hold on something.
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To help or assist, particularly in an emotional sense.
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To go to see (a performance, for example):
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To take, get, or avail oneself of hastily or while there is a chance
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To take to oneself in exclusion of others; to claim or use as by an exclusive right.
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To ascribe on behalf of another in an unwarranted manner:
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To seize (property) for military or government use
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To grasp
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(Idiomatic) To find, obtain or procure.
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To grasp
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(Idiomatic) To keep; to store something for someone
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To keep
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To fix or secure (a nail or bolt, for example) by bending down or flattening the pointed end that protrudes.
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To clasp or hold close with the arms, usually as an expression of affection.
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A device used for drawing circles and arcs and for measuring distances on maps, consisting of two legs hinged together at one end.
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To catch or grab quickly
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Pluck is defined as to grab, pick or pull out.
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To grasp
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To insert in an envelope, wrapper, etc., often along with something else
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To cause pain or discomfort to (a part of the body) by pressing or being too tight:
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To put pressure or bring influence to bear upon (someone) to do a certain thing, as to pay money, etc.
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To tie reliably.
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To grasp
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To grasp
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(Nonstandard) Alternative spelling of envelop.
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To represent (something transient, immaterial, etc.) in more or less permanent form
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(Intransitive) To seize by force. (Now often with overtones of later senses.) [from 14th c.]
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To possess or use the time or capacity of; to engage the service of.
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Win is defined as to finish first or be the most successful at something.
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To take by force
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To sprinkle, rub, finish, or prepare with pounce
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To gain, win, or obtain by effort.
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(Idiomatic) To seize, overpower, or captivate in a sudden and forceful manner.
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To take by force
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To run past; to run beyond.
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To get the better of by superior power; make helpless; subdue
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To station in ambush with a view to surprise an enemy.
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Incorporate is defined as to work into something that already exists, or to become a corporation.
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To demand and get by authority or force; insist on
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To take by force
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To recapture.
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To cause death.
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To put under restraint; tie up
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To put undue strain on:
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To increase by (a specific amount):
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To acquire by the government procedure of recapture.
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To take by force
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To seize by or as by authority; appropriate
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(Idiomatic) To assume control of something, especially by force; to usurp.
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To take by force
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To seize power from another, usually by illegitimate means.
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To come or pass over; to spread over.
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To set aside in a fund rather than spend as prescribed:
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(Mathematics) To include or bound (a part of a space or curve) between two points or lines.
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To steal, especially in a stealthy way.
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Of government: forcibly to divest another of a property interest, as by eminent domain.
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(Physiology) To draw away, as a limb or other part, from its ordinary position; to move similar parts apart. [Early 17th century.]
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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.
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To take by force
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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.
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To become raised or elevated; go up
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(Cricket, golf) To play a hook shot.
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To take by force
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To give a twist, turn, or pull:
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A pincer, as of a lobster or crab, used for grasping.
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To catch or hold, especially with a loop.
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Jerk is defined as to pull, push or throw in a sharp sudden motion.
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To take by force
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To take by force
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To obtain or extract by applying force or pressure:
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To select animals from a group and then kill them in order to reduce the numbers of the group in a controlled manner.
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To take by force
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To take by force
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(Idiomatic) To get; to obtain; to secure.
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To take control of (something) without permission or authorization and use it for one's own purposes:
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To hijack (an aircraft).
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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.
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To abduct or confine (a person) forcibly, by threat of force, or by deceit, without the authority of law.
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(Intransitive) To protect one's status.
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(Idiomatic) To wait or delay.
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To hit with a sweeping motion.
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To take by force
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To take by force
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(Historical, Australia, Western US) To enter upon and take possession of land to which another has acquired a claim by prior entry and occupation.
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To become aware of (something) directly through any of the senses, especially sight or hearing:
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To go and look:
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To be certain or sure about.
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To put; to place; to deposit; to deliver, with a sense of withdrawing oneself.
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To proceed past something
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To leave alone, let be; to stop bothering.
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To gather or assume from what is heard, known, etc.; infer
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Relating to or effecting confiscation.
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That seizes the attention; impressive.
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(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.
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The act of seizing for public use; impressing into public service.
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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.
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The definition of a paroxysm is a sudden physical response including laughing or sneezing.
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The action of preempting, as the use of military force in a preemptive attack.
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A sudden onset of pain or emotion.
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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.
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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.
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To cause (someone) pain, suffering or distress.
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To append or attach, especially to a larger or more significant thing.
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To deal with something in a direct way; to set to work upon.
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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.
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To have as part of something larger; encompass or include.
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To arrange (wagons) in the form of a corral
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To seize the property of (a person) in order to compel payment of debts; distress.
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To exhaust or weaken with strain of any sort
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To impose an embargo on a document.
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To accumulate over time, to amass little by little.
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Gripe is defined as to experience sharp intestinal pain, or to complain.
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(Law) To erect, build, or set up; to make or construct; to raise or cast up.
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To form network or netting; to knit.
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To rob of goods by force, especially in time of war; plunder.
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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.
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(Obsolete) To lay hold of; to seize.
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To set apart; to put aside; to remove; to separate from other things.
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To send down or put forth (roots)
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Free means to release or let go.
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(Chem.) To free from combination in a compound
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To accept to give up, withdraw etc.
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To communicate, convey, or offer for conveyance:
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To point out (a person's behaviour, habits, or actions) in a critical manner.
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To remain in a state or condition; stay:
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To cause to do.
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Again; another time; repeated(ly)
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(Informal, Dial.) To take legal action (against)
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To contact (a person).
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To affix or append; add:
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To reduce the flow of (fuel vapor, etc.) by means of a throttle
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To move or act energetically or while making such sounds:
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(Dated, with of) To vest ownership in (someone); to give someone power or knowledge; to acquaint; to inform.
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Synonym Study

  • to snatch a purse
  • Snatch stresses an abrupt quickness and, sometimes, a surreptitiousness in seizing she snatched the letter from my hand
  • to grab credit
  • Grab implies a roughness or unscrupulousness in seizing the child grabbed all the candy
  • Clutch implies a tight or convulsive grasping of that which one is eager to take or keep hold of she clutched his hand in terror
  • Grasp implies holding firmly to grasp a rope, an idea, etc.
  • Take 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 seize is to get hold of or get control of suddenly and forcibly he seized the gun from the robber
Find another word for seize. In this page you can discover 164 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for seize, like: take, offer, steal, assume, subdue, apprehend, arrest, nab, bust, collar and run-in.