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Definition 1: the act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for capture in the sense of this definition

(capture is a kind of ...) the act of acquiring something

"I envied his talent for acquiring" "he's much more interested in the getting than in the giving"

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

"a succession of generals who ruled by usurpation"

(... is a kind of capture ) the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)

"the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar"

(... is a kind of capture ) the act of conquering

(... is a kind of capture ) the act of making slaves of your captives

Definition 2: the act of taking of a person by force - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for capture in the sense of this definition

(capture is a kind of ...) a serious crime (such as murder or arson)

(... is a kind of capture ) 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

(... is a kind of capture ) (law) the unlawful act of capturing and carrying away a person against their will and holding them in false imprisonment

Definition 3: the removal of an opponent's piece from the chess board - [noun denoting act]

(capture is a kind of ...) the act of moving a chess piece

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

(... is a kind of capture ) (chess) the capture by both players (usually on consecutive moves) of pieces of equal value

"the endgame began after the exchange of queens"

(... is a kind of capture ) (chess) gaining (or losing) a rook in return for a knight or bishop

"black lost the exchange"

Definition 4: any process in which an atomic or nuclear system acquires an additional particle - [noun denoting process]

(capture is a kind of ...) a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)

"the action of natural forces" "volcanic activity"

Definition 5: a process whereby a star or planet holds an object in its gravitational field - [noun denoting process]

(capture is a kind of ...) a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)

"the action of natural forces" "volcanic activity"

Definition 6: capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping - [verb of contact]

Samples where capture or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I caught a rabbit in the trap today

Synonyms for capture in the sense of this definition

(capture is a kind of ...) come into the possession of something concrete or abstract

"She got a lot of paintings from her uncle" "They acquired a new pet" "Get your results the next day" "Get permission to take a few days off from work"

(... is a kind of capture ) pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals)

"Goering often hunted wild boars in Poland" "The dogs are running deer" "The Duke hunted in these woods"

(... is a kind of capture ) hunt frogs for food

(... is a kind of capture ) capture or kill, as in hunting

"bag a few pheasants"

(... is a kind of capture ) catch birds by temporarily blinding them

(... is a kind of capture ) catch rats, especially with dogs

(... is a kind of capture ) catch in or as if in a trap

"The men trap foxes"

(capture has a similar meaning as ...) take in and retain

"We have a big barrel to catch the rainwater"

Definition 7: succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase - [verb of contact]

Samples where capture or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We finally got the suspect
  • Did you catch the thief?

Synonyms for capture in the sense of this definition

(capture is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of capture ) capture again

"recapture the escaped prisoner"

(... is a kind of capture ) catch with a lasso

"rope cows"

Definition 8: succeed in representing or expressing something intangible - [verb of creation]

Samples where capture or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • capture the essence of Spring
  • capture an idea

(capture is a kind of ...) create an image or likeness of

"The painter represented his wife as a young girl"

(... is a kind of capture ) take up anew

"The author recaptures an old idea here"

Definition 9: attract; cause to be enamored - [verb of emotion]

Samples where capture or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She captured all the men's hearts

Synonyms for capture in the sense of this definition

(capture is a kind of ...) be attractive to

"The idea of a vacation appeals to me" "The beautiful garden attracted many people"

(... is a kind of capture ) hold the attention of

"The soprano held the audience" "This story held our interest" "She can hold an audience spellbound"

(... is a kind of capture ) gratify and charm, usually in order to influence

"the political candidate worked the crowds"

Definition 10: take possession of by force, as after an invasion - [verb of possession]

Samples where capture or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for capture in the sense of this definition

(capture is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of capture ) capture after a fight

"The troops carried the town after a brief fight"

Definition 11: bring about the capture of an elementary particle or celestial body and causing it enter a new orbit - [verb of possession]

Samples where capture or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(capture is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

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