Associations to the word «Seize»


SEIZE, verb. (transitive) To deliberately take hold of; to grab or capture.
SEIZE, verb. (transitive) To take advantage of (an opportunity or circumstance).
SEIZE, verb. (transitive) To take possession of (by force, law etc.).
SEIZE, verb. (transitive) To have a sudden and powerful effect upon.
SEIZE, verb. (transitive) (nautical) To bind, lash or make fast, with several turns of small rope, cord, or small line.
SEIZE, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To fasten, fix.
SEIZE, verb. (intransitive) To lay hold in seizure, by hands or claws (+ on or upon).
SEIZE, verb. (intransitive) To have a seizure.
SEIZE, verb. (intransitive) To bind or lock in position immovably; see also seize up.
SEIZE, verb. (UK) (intransitive) To submit for consideration to a deliberative body.
SEIZE OUT, verb. (informal) To seize, convulse, twitch especially suddenly
SEIZE THE DAY, verb. (idiomatic) To enjoy the present and not worry about the future; to live for the moment.
SEIZE THE DAY, verb. (idiomatic) To make the most of today by achieving fulfillment in a philosophical or spiritual sense.
SEIZE THE DAY, verb. (idiomatic) To attack the day's efforts with vigor and purpose.
SEIZE UP, verb. (figuratively) To stop functioning; to come to a halt.
SEIZE UP, verb. (of muscles) To stiffen or become tight and difficult to move.
SEIZE UP, verb. (of a machine) To stop working suddenly, and become impossible to start again.
SEIZE UPON, verb. To grasp or take hold of (an object) suddenly, forcibly, or tightly.
SEIZE UPON, verb. To take up, embrace, enact, or turn eagerly to (a plan, idea, ideology, cause, practice, method, etc.); to grasp, understand, and accept quickly; to adopt wholeheartedly or vigorously.
SEIZE UPON, verb. To take possession of or claim (an idea, person, event, etc.) as one's own; to assimilate, absorb, annex, co-opt.

Dictionary definition

SEIZE, verb. Take hold of; grab; "The sales clerk quickly seized the money on the counter"; "She clutched her purse"; "The mother seized her child by the arm"; "Birds of prey often seize small mammals".
SEIZE, verb. Take or capture by force; "The terrorists seized the politicians"; "The rebels threaten to seize civilian hostages".
SEIZE, 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".
SEIZE, verb. Take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority; "The FBI seized the drugs"; "The customs agents impounded the illegal shipment"; "The police confiscated the stolen artwork".
SEIZE, verb. Seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession; "He assumed to himself the right to fill all positions in the town"; "he usurped my rights"; "She seized control of the throne after her husband died".
SEIZE, verb. Hook by a pull on the line; "strike a fish".
SEIZE, verb. Affect; "Fear seized the prisoners"; "The patient was seized with unbearable pains"; "He was seized with a dreadful disease".
SEIZE, verb. Capture the attention or imagination of; "This story will grab you"; "The movie seized my imagination".

Wise words

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
Mother Teresa