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seize

 
 
pronunciation:
siz
part of speech: verb
inflections: seizes, seizing, seized
definition 1: to take hold of in a quick, forceful way; grab.
The police officer seized the man's weapon.
synonyms:
grab
antonyms:
let go, release, surrender
similar words:
capture, clasp, confiscate, grasp, grip, snap up, snatch, take
definition 2: to capture.
The enemy soldiers seized the fort.The police seized the leader of the gang.
synonyms:
capture, catch
antonyms:
free, liberate
similar words:
abduct, apprehend, arrest, bag, bust, collar, corral, kidnap, nab, pinch