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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 help us not only to meet unanticipated needs in emergencies, but it can also help us to seize unexpected and welcome opportunities in a timely fashion.
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.
Police were given powers to seize uninsured vehicles in 2005 and of the 500 vehicles seized each day across the UK, it's estimated that 30 per cent are crushed.
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.
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.
An incentive scheme introduced in 2006 allows police and recovery agencies to retain half of all cash they seize from criminals.
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.
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.
spokesman Doug Williamson said, "We're pleased to announce that Nancy Brinker will be joining us live on stage at Seize the Day in Columbus.
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.
Now the Home Office has announced police can seize suspect cash stashes above pounds 5,000, instead of pounds 10,000 as at present.
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.