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capture

cap·ture

capture

 
 
pronunciation:
kaep chr
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
features:
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: captured, captures, capturing
definition 1: to seize by overpowering or plotting.
The enemy captured the fort.The eagle swooped down and captured its prey.The community lived in fear until the police captured the murderer.
synonyms:
apprehend, seize, take
antonyms:
free
similar words:
catch, cop, grab, pinch, snatch, win, wrest
definition 2: to gain complete control over or possession of.
The park rangers captured the crocodile.His unthinking move made it easy for his opponent to capture his queen.His charm was such that he easily captured her heart.The artist captured the beauty of the landscape in her painting.
synonyms:
ensnare, entrap, snare, take, trap
similar words:
abduct, apprehend, arrest, bag, bust, catch, collar, corral, kidnap, nab, nail, pinch
definition 3: to preserve.
The photographer captured the scene on film.
synonyms:
preserve
similar words:
memorialize
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or process of capturing, seizing, or gaining control over.
The animal avoided capture by blending in with its surroundings.
synonyms:
apprehension, seizure
similar words:
arrest, collar, fall, grab, nailing, take, taking
definition 2: the person or thing captured, seized, or won.
The pirates returned with their capture.
similar words:
booty, captive, goods, haul, loot, pillage, plunder, prize, spoils, swag, take, trophy
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derivation: capturer (n.)
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