seizes

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Seize \Seize\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Seized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Seizing}.] [OE. seisen, saisen, OF. seisir, saisir, F. saisir, of Teutonic origin, and akin to E. set. The meaning is properly, to set, put, place, hence, to put in possession of. See {Set}, verb (used with an object)]

1. To fall or rush upon suddenly and lay hold of; to gripe or grasp suddenly; to reach and grasp.

For by no means the high bank he could seize. --Spenser.

Seek you to seize and gripe into your hands The royalties and rights of banished Hereford? --Shak.

2. To take possession of by force.

At last they seize The scepter, and regard not David's sons. --Milton.

3. To invade suddenly; to take sudden hold of; to come upon suddenly; as, a fever seizes a patient.

Hope and deubt alternate seize her seul. --Pope.

4. (law) To take possession of by virtue of a warrant or other legal authority; as, the sheriff seized the debtor's goods.

5. To fasten; to fix. [Obs.]

As when a bear hath seized her cruel claws Upon the carcass of some beast too weak. --Spenser.

6. To grap with the mind; to comprehend fully and distinctly; as, to seize an idea.

7. (Naut.) To bind or fasten together with a lashing of small stuff, as yarn or marline; as, to seize ropes.

Note: This word, by writers on law, is commonly written seise, in the phrase to be seised of (an estate), as also, in composition, disseise, disseisin.

{To be seized of}, to have possession, or right of possession; as, A B was seized and possessed of the manor of Dale. "Whom age might see seized of what youth made prize." --Chapman.

{To seize on} or {To seize upon}, to fall on and grasp; to take hold on; to take possession of suddenly and forcibly.

Syn: To catch; grasp; clutch; snatch; apprehend; arrest; take; capture.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

seize

verb

1: 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" [syn: {seize}, {prehend}, {clutch}]

2: take or capture by force; "The terrorists seized the politicians"; "The rebels threaten to seize civilian hostages"

3: 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" [syn: {appropriate}, {capture}, {seize}, {conquer}]

4: 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" [syn: {impound}, {attach}, {sequester}, {confiscate}, {seize}]

5: 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" [syn: {assume}, {usurp}, {seize}, {take over}, {arrogate}]

6: hook by a pull on the line; "strike a fish"

7: affect; "Fear seized the prisoners"; "The patient was seized with unbearable pains"; "He was seized with a dreadful disease" [syn: {seize}, {clutch}, {get hold of}]

8: capture the attention or imagination of; "This story will grab you"; "The movie seized my imagination" [syn: {grab}, {seize}]


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