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Another word for seize

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Verb
  1. To take firmly with the hand and maintain a hold on

    See also:

    keep

  2. To get hold of (something moving)

    See also:

    get

  3. To lay claim to for oneself or as one's right

    See also:

    give

  4. To have a sudden overwhelming effect on

  5. To take into custody as a prisoner

    See also:

    law

  6. To take quick and forcible possession of

    See also:

    give

Another word for seize

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