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seize(Apprehend), verb apprehendere, arrest, arrest with authority, capture, catch, comprehendere, detain by criminal process, imprison, incarcerate, jail, put in duress, rapere, take, take in, take into custody, take prisoner
seize(Confiscate), verb annex, appropriate, arrogate, assume, capture, cause to be forfeited, commandeer, deerive of, dispossess, disseise, distrain, expropriate, grasp, impound, impress, mulct, pillage, pirate, pounce upon, put in possession, sequester, sequestrate, take, take possession of, usurp, wrest
Associated concepts: attachment, execution on property, garnishment, seize property
See also: abridge, accept, acquire, adopt, annex, apprehend, arrest, arrogate, capture, carry away, comprehend, confiscate, construe, deprive, despoil, distrain, divest, embrace, garnish, grapple, harry, hijack, impound, impress, impropriate, kidnap, levy, loot, obsess, obtain, occupy, pilfer, pirate, plunder, possess, preempt, prey, procure, purloin, receive, repossess, rob, takeover, usurp
1 to take legal possession of someone or something.
2 to take into custody.