1. capture, gaining control, seizure, acquiring, getting

usage: the act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property

2. capture, natural process, natural action, action, activity

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

3. capture, natural process, natural action, action, activity

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

4. capture, seizure, felony

usage: the act of taking of a person by force

5. capture, chess move

usage: the removal of an opponent's piece from the chess board


1. capture, represent, interpret

usage: succeed in representing or expressing something intangible; "capture the essence of Spring"; "capture an idea"

2. capture, enamour, trance, catch, becharm, enamor, captivate, beguile, charm, fascinate, bewitch, entrance, enchant, attract, appeal

usage: attract; cause to be enamored; "She captured all the men's hearts"

3. get, catch, capture, seize, prehend, clutch

usage: succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase; "We finally got the suspect"; "Did you catch the thief?"

4. capture, change, alter, modify

usage: 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"

5. appropriate, capture, seize, conquer, assume, usurp, seize, take over, arrogate

usage: 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"

6. capture, catch, get, acquire

usage: capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping; "I caught a rabbit in the trap today"

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