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Synonyms for seize

Synonyms for seize

to take firmly with the hand and maintain a hold on

to get hold of (something moving)

to lay claim to for oneself or as one's right

to have a sudden overwhelming effect on

to take into custody as a prisoner

to take quick and forcible possession of

Synonyms for seize

take possession of by force, as after an invasion

take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority

seize and take control without authority and possibly with force

hook by a pull on the line

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capture the attention or imagination of


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Supplemental funding can also help us to seize opportunities to translate the recent victory for democracy in Ukraine into successful governance.
First, the legal threshold to seize facilitating property usually is easier to obtain.
Philosophy tries to seize truth's endurance, to capture the eternity contained within time.
Chief Inspector of Roads Policing Steve Matchett said the vehicle has the clear message that if you do not have the correct documentation, the police will seize the car.
THE NAME RENATO TORRES WON'T ever become a synonym for good luck: Torres and an associate were the objects of a federal sting operation that led government agents to seize $60,000 in cash with which Tortes had tried to purchase three kilograms of cocaine.
While DHCR itself cannot seize the Jeep, the sheriff can, and in this case the Jeep was taken by the Nassau County Sheriff.
Insp Mark Trueman, of The Valleys Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: "I did promise when the unit was set up, the officers attached to it would be positive and seize bikes.
Police have powers to seize vehicles used unlawfully offroad and owners have to pay over pounds 150 plus a storage charge to get them back.
Supreme Court decision allowing government to seize property for private development, state Sen.
The door supervisors seize drugs in amounts which indicate they are for personal use only.
IN DECEMBER, THE SUPREME COURT made it tougher for law-enforcement agents to seize property from innocent owners.
We know who they are, we will arrest them and we will seize their assets.
Illegal racers seize things all the time: They seize our streets, making them unsafe for pedestrians and other drivers.
After consultations with local prosecutors, the investigators decided that the only way to end drug dealing in the hotel permanently was to seize the building from its owners.
All the government needs to establish its right to seize the property is "probable cause," the same flimsy standard needed to get a search warrant.