Synonyms of seize in English:

seize

verb

  • 1 a protester seized the microphone
    grab, grasp, snatch, seize hold of, grab hold of, take hold of, lay hold of, lay (one's) hands on, get one's hands on, take a grip of, grip, clutch, take, pluck
    [Antonyms] let go of
  • 2 army rebels seized an air force base
    [Antonyms] relinquish, retreat from, liberate
  • 3 the drugs were seized by customs officers at Kennedy Airport
    [Antonyms] release
  • 4 kidnappers seized his wife
    kidnap, abduct, take captive, take prisoner, take hostage, hold to ransom;
    hijack
    informal snatch
    British informal nobble, nab
    [Antonyms] release, ransom
  • Phrases

    seize on

    governments have seized on recycling as the best way to reduce rubbish
    [Antonyms] overlook, fail to take advantage of
    grasp, grasp with both hands, grab (at), leap at, snatch, jump at, pounce on, exploit

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