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cap·ture

capture

 
 
pronunciation:
kaep chr
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: captures, capturing, captured
definition 1: to take hold or gain control of by force or through planning.
The enemy soldiers captured the fort.They captured the escaped dog by using meat as bait.
synonyms:
apprehend, seize, take
antonyms:
free
similar words:
catch, grab, kidnap, pinch, snatch, wrest
definition 2: to put into a lasting form; preserve.
He captured his daughter's soccer game on film.
synonyms:
preserve
 
part of speech: noun
definition: the act of capturing or being captured.
The animal avoided capture by hiding.
synonyms:
apprehension, seizure
similar words:
arrest, collar, fall, nailing, take
derivation: capturer (n.)
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The word capture contains the following parts:
cap1, cip, capt, cept, -ceive, -ceit Latin root that means to take, catch
-ure Latin noun-forming suffix that means act or process of
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The suffix -ure attaches to Latin verb roots and English verbs.