|1.||[ verb ] succeed in representing or expressing something intangible|
"capture the essence of Spring" "capture an idea"
|Related terms:||represent recapture recapture|
|2.||[ verb ] attract; cause to be enamored|
|Synonyms:||captivate charm beguile bewitch becharm enamor trance fascinate enchant entrance catch enamour|
"She captured all the men's hearts"
|Related terms:||attract hold work appeal enchantment fascination captivation charmer smoothie bewitchery captive catch|
|3.||[ verb ] succeed in catching or seizing, , esp. after a chase|
"We finally got the suspect" "Did you catch the thief?"
|Related terms:||clutch seize lasso recapture|
|4.||[ noun ] the act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property|
|Related terms:||acquiring apprehension conquest enslavement usurpation appropriate|
|5.||[ noun ] a process whereby a star or planet holds an object in its gravitational field|
|6.||[ 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"
|7.||[ verb ] (military) take possession of without permission or take with force, as after a conquest or invasion|
|Synonyms:||seize conquer take_over appropriate|
"the invaders seized the land and property of the inhabitants" "The army seized the town" "The militia captured the castle"
|Related terms:||take annex carry conquest appropriator|
|8.||[ verb ] capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping|
"I caught a rabbit in the trap toady"
|Related terms:||get hunt trap bag recapture rat batfowl catch catch|
|9.||[ verb ] take after a conquest or invasion; as of land|
|Synonyms:||usurp conquer arrogate assume take_over seize|
|Related terms:||take appropriate preoccupy carry annex raid assumption confiscation usurper usurpation|
|10.||[ noun ] (chemistry) any process in which an atomic or nuclear system acquires an additional particle|
|11.||[ noun ] (law,criminal law) the act of taking of a person by force|
|Related terms:||felony abduction kidnapping seize|
|12.||[ noun ] (chess,games) the removal of an opponent's piece from the chess board|
|Related terms:||chess_move exchange exchange|