Synonyms of seize in English:

seize


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See UK English definition of seize

See Spanish definition of agarrar

verb

1‘a protester seized the microphone’

SYNONYMS
grab, grasp, snatch, seize hold of, grab hold of, take hold of, lay hold of, lay hands on, lay one's hands on, get one's hands on, take a grip of, grip, clutch, take, pluck
ANTONYMS

let go of

2‘army rebels seized an air force base’

SYNONYMS
capture, take, overrun, annex, occupy, take possession of, conquer, take over, subjugate, subject, colonize
ANTONYMS

relinquish, retreat from, liberate

3‘the drugs were seized by customs officers at Kennedy Airport’

SYNONYMS
confiscate, impound, commandeer, requisition, appropriate, expropriate, take possession of, sequester, sequestrate, take away, take over, take
distrain, attach, disseize
poind
ANTONYMS

release

4‘kidnappers seized his wife’

SYNONYMS
kidnap, abduct, take captive, take prisoner, take hostage, hold to ransom
hijack
informal snatch
British informal nobble, nab
ANTONYMS

release, ransom


Phrases

    seize on

    ‘governments have seized on recycling as the best way to reduce rubbish’


    SYNONYMS
    grasp, grasp with both hands, grab, grab at, leap at, snatch, jump at, pounce on, exploit
    ANTONYMS

    overlook, fail to take advantage of