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  1. [noun] the act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property
    Synonyms: gaining control, seizure

  2. [noun] a process whereby a star or planet holds an object in its gravitational field

  3. [noun] any process in which an atomic or nuclear system acquires an additional particle

  4. [noun] the act of taking of a person by force
    Synonyms: seizure

  5. [noun] the removal of an opponent's piece from the chess board

  6. [verb] succeed in representing or expressing something intangible; "capture the essence of Spring"; "capture an idea"

  7. [verb] attract; cause to be enamored; "She captured all the men's hearts"
    Synonyms: enamour, trance, catch, becharm, enamor, captivate, beguile, charm, fascinate, bewitch, entrance, enchant

  8. [verb] succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase; "We finally got the suspect"; "Did you catch the thief?"
    Synonyms: get, catch

  9. [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"

  10. [verb] 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"
    Synonyms: appropriate, seize, conquer

  11. [verb] capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping; "I caught a rabbit in the trap toady"
    Synonyms: catch


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