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Capture vs. Captor — What's the Difference?

Capture vs. Captor — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Capture and Captor

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Capture

Take into one's possession or control by force
The island was captured by Australian forces in 1914
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Captor

One that takes another as a captive.
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Capture

Record accurately in words or pictures
She did a series of sketches, trying to capture all his moods
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Captor

One who is holding a captive or captives.
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Capture

Cause (data) to be stored in a computer
These allow users to capture, edit, and display geographic data
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Captor

One who catches or has caught or captured something or someone.
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Capture

Absorb (an atomic or subatomic particle)
The free electrons were moving too rapidly to be captured by nuclei
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Captor

One who captures any person or thing, as a prisoner or a prize.
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Capture

(of a stream) divert the upper course of (another stream) by encroaching on its catchment area.
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Captor

A person who captures and holds people or animals
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Capture

The action of capturing or of being captured
He was killed while resisting capture
The capture of the city
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Capture

To take captive, as by force or craft; seize.
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Capture

To gain possession or control of, as in a game or contest
Capture the queen in chess.
Captured the liberal vote.
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Capture

To attract and hold
Tales of adventure that capture the imagination.
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Capture

(Astronomy) To attract and pull (a celestial body) into orbit by gravitation.
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Capture

To succeed in preserving in lasting form
Capture a likeness in a painting.
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Capture

The act of catching, taking, or winning, as by force or skill.
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Capture

One that has been seized, caught, or won; a catch or prize.
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Capture

(Astronomy) The process by which a massive body, such as a star or planet, draws and holds another body in gravitational orbit.
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Capture

(Physics) The phenomenon in which an atom or a nucleus absorbs a subatomic particle, often with the subsequent emission of radiation.
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Capture

An act of capturing; a seizing by force or stratagem.
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Capture

The securing of an object of strife or desire, as by the power of some attraction.
The capture of a lover's heart
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Capture

Something that has been captured; a captive.
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Capture

The recording or storage of something for later playback.
Video capture
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Capture

(computing) A particular match found for a pattern in a text string.
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Capture

(transitive) To take control of; to seize by force or stratagem.
To capture an enemy, a vessel, or a criminal
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Capture

(transitive) To store (as in sounds or image) for later revisitation.
She captured the sounds of a subway station on tape.
She captured the details of the fresco in a series of photographs.
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Capture

(transitive) To reproduce convincingly.
His film adaptation captured the spirit of the original work.
In her latest masterpiece, she captured the essence of Venice.
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Capture

(transitive) To remove or take control of an opponent’s piece in a game (e.g., chess, go, checkers).
My pawn was captured.
He captured his opponent’s queen on the 15th move.
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Capture

The act of seizing by force, or getting possession of by superior power or by stratagem; as, the capture of an enemy, a vessel, or a criminal.
Even with regard to captures made at sea.
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Capture

The securing of an object of strife or desire, as by the power of some attraction.
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Capture

The thing taken by force, surprise, or stratagem; a prize; prey.
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Capture

To seize or take possession of by force, surprise, or stratagem; to overcome and hold; to secure by effort.
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Capture

To record or make a lasting representation of (sound or images); as, to capture an event on videotape; the artist captured the expression of grief on his face.
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Capture

To take control of, or remove from play; as, to capture a piece in chess.
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Capture

To exert a strong psychological influence on; as, to capture the heart of a maiden; to capture the attention of the nation.
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Capture

To record (data) in a computer-readable form; as, to capture a transaction in a database.
Her heart is like some fortress that has been captured.
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Capture

The act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property
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Capture

A process whereby a star or planet holds an object in its gravitational field
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Capture

Any process in which an atomic or nuclear system acquires an additional particle
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Capture

The act of taking of a person by force
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Capture

The removal of an opponent's piece from the chess board
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Capture

Succeed in representing or expressing something intangible;
Capture the essence of Spring
Capture an idea
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Capture

Attract; cause to be enamored;
She captured all the men's hearts
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Capture

Succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase;
We finally got the suspect
Did you catch the thief?
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Capture

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
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Capture

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
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Capture

Capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping;
I caught a rabbit in the trap toady
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