"capture" in the noun sense
1. capture, gaining control, seizure
the act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property
a process whereby a star or planet holds an object in its gravitational field
any process in which an atomic or nuclear system acquires an additional particle
4. capture, seizure
the act of taking of a person by force
the removal of an opponent's piece from the chess board
"capture" in the verb sense
succeed in representing or expressing something intangible
"capture the essence of Spring"
"capture an idea"
2. capture, enamour, trance, catch, becharm, enamor, captivate, beguile, charm, fascinate, bewitch, entrance, enchant
attract cause to be enamored
"She captured all the men's hearts"
3. get, catch, capture
succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase
"We finally got the suspect"
"Did you catch the thief?"
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"
5. appropriate, capture, seize, conquer
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"
6. capture, catch
capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping
"I caught a rabbit in the trap today"
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