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'seize' - used as a verb
1. take hold of; grab
The sales clerk quickly seized the money on the counter
The mother seized her child by the arm
Birds of prey often seize small mammals
2. take or capture by force
The terrorists seized the politicians
The rebels threaten to seize civilian hostages
3. take possession of by force, as after an invasion
the invaders seized the land and property of the inhabitants
The army seized the town
4. take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority
The FBI seized the drugs
5. seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession
She seized control of the throne after her husband died
6. hook by a pull on the line
7. affect
Fear seized the prisoners
The patient was seized with unbearable pains
He was seized with a dreadful disease
8. capture the attention or imagination of
The movie seized my imagination

derived forms
1. Seize / Past
seized
2. Seize / Third Person
seizes
3. Seize / Present Participle
seizing
Variations of 'seize'
 
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