Synonyms of seize in English:

seize

verb

  • 1 she seized the microphone
    grab, grasp, snatch, take hold of, get one's hands on; grip, clutch; nab
    [Antonyms] let go of
  • 2 rebels seized the air base
    capture, take, overrun, occupy, conquer, take over
    [Antonyms] relinquish liberate
  • 3 the drugs were seized by customs
    confiscate, impound, commandeer, requisition, appropriate, expropriate, take away; Lawdistrain
    [Antonyms] release
  • 4 kidnappers seized his wife
    kidnap, abduct, take captive, take prisoner, take hostage, hold for ransom
    informal snatch
    [Antonyms] ransom release
  • Phrases

    seize on

    they seized on the opportunitytake advantage ofexploitgrasp with both handsleap atjump atpounce on

    Definition of seize in:

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