Capture Definition

Define what is Capture?

1. capture, gaining control, seizure (noun)

the act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property.


    acquiring, getting noun
    the act of acquiring something.


    usurpation noun
    wrongfully seizing and holding (an office or powers) by force (especially the seizure of a throne or supreme authority).

    arrest, taking into custody, apprehension, pinch, collar, catch noun
    the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal).

    conquering, conquest, subjection, subjugation noun
    the act of conquering.

    enslavement noun
    the act of making slaves of your captives.

    2. capture (verb)

    succeed in representing or expressing something intangible.

    • capture the essence of Spring.
    • capture an idea.

    interpret, represent verb
    create an image or likeness of.


    recapture verb
    take up anew.

    3. capture (noun)

    a process whereby a star or planet holds an object in its gravitational field.


      natural action, natural process, action, activity noun
      a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings).

      4. trance, entrance, enamour, enamor, charm, captivate, bewitch, capture, enchant, beguile, becharm, fascinate, catch (verb)

      attract; cause to be enamored.

      • She captured all the men's hearts.

      attract, appeal verb
      be attractive to.


      hold verb
      hold the attention of.

      work verb
      gratify and charm, usually in order to influence.

      5. capture (noun)

      any process in which an atomic or nuclear system acquires an additional particle.


        natural action, natural process, action, activity noun
        a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings).

        6. capture, catch, get (verb)

        succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase.

        • We finally got the suspect.
        • Did you catch the thief?.
        Synonyms: catch, get

        clutch, prehend, seize verb
        take hold of; grab.


        retake, recapture verb
        capture again.

        Lasso, rope verb
        catch with a lasso.

        7. seizure, capture (noun)

        the act of taking of a person by force.

          Synonyms: seizure

          felony noun
          a serious crime (such as murder or arson).


          abduction noun
          the criminal act of capturing and carrying away by force a family member; if a man's wife is abducted it is a crime against the family relationship and against the wife.

          kidnapping, snatch noun
          (law) the unlawful act of capturing and carrying away a person against their will and holding them in false imprisonment.

          8. capture (verb)

          bring about the capture of an elementary particle or celestial body and causing it enter a new orbit.

          • This nucleus has captured the slow-moving neutrons.
          • The star captured a comet.

          alter, change, modify verb
          cause to change; make different; cause a transformation.

          9. capture (noun)

          the removal of an opponent's piece from the chess board.


            chess move noun
            the act of moving a chess piece.


            en passant noun
            (chess) a chess pawn that is moved two squares can be captured by an opponent's pawn commanding the square that was passed.

            exchange noun
            (chess) the capture by both players (usually on consecutive moves) of pieces of equal value.

            exchange noun
            (chess) gaining (or losing) a rook in return for a knight or bishop.

            10. appropriate, conquer, seize, capture (verb)

            take possession of by force, as after an invasion.

            • the invaders seized the land and property of the inhabitants.
            • The army seized the town.
            • The militia captured the castle.

            take over, usurp, arrogate, seize, assume verb
            seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession.


            carry verb
            capture after a fight.

            11. capture, catch (verb)

            capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping.

            • I caught a rabbit in the trap today.
            Synonyms: catch

            acquire, get verb
            come into the possession of something concrete or abstract.


            Hunt, hunt down, track down, run verb
            pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals).

            frog verb
            hunt frogs for food.

            bag verb
            capture or kill, as in hunting.

            batfowl verb
            catch birds by temporarily blinding them.

            rat verb
            catch rats, especially with dogs.

            snare, trammel, ensnare, entrap, trap verb
            catch in or as if in a trap.

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