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
Synonyms: catch get

"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
Synonyms: seizure gaining_control
Related terms: acquiring apprehension conquest enslavement usurpation appropriate
5. [ noun ] a process whereby a star or planet holds an object in its gravitational field
Related terms: natural_process
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"

Related terms: change
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
Synonyms: catch

"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
Related terms: natural_process
11. [ noun ] (law,criminal law) the act of taking of a person by force
Synonyms: seizure
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
Similar spelling:   capturer