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Seize vs. Sieze

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Seizeverb

(transitive) To deliberately take hold of; to grab or capture.

Siezeverb

misspelling of seize

Seizeverb

(transitive) To take advantage of (an opportunity or circumstance).

Seizeverb

(transitive) To take possession of (by force, law etc.).

‘to seize smuggled goods’; ‘to seize a ship after libeling’;

Seizeverb

(transitive) To have a sudden and powerful effect upon.

‘a panic seized the crowd’; ‘a fever seized him’;

Seizeverb

To bind, lash or make fast, with several turns of small rope, cord, or small line.

‘to seize two fish-hooks back to back’; ‘to seize or stop one rope on to another’;

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Seizeverb

To fasten, fix.

Seizeverb

(intransitive) To lay hold in seizure, by hands or claws (+ on or upon).

‘to seize on the neck of a horse’; ‘The text which had seized upon his heart with such comfort and strength abode upon him for more than a year. (Southey, Bunyan, p. 21)’;

Seizeverb

(intransitive) To have a seizure.

Seizeverb

(intransitive) To bind or lock in position immovably; see also seize up.

‘Rust caused the engine to seize, never to run again.’;

Seizeverb

To submit for consideration to a deliberative body.

Seizeverb

To fall or rush upon suddenly and lay hold of; to gripe or grasp suddenly; to reach and grasp.

‘For by no means the high bank he could seize.’; ‘Seek you to seize and gripe into your handsThe royalties and rights of banished Hereford?’;

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Seizeverb

To take possession of by force.

‘At last they seizeThe scepter, and regard not David's sons.’;

Seizeverb

To invade suddenly; to take sudden hold of; to come upon suddenly; as, a fever seizes a patient.

‘Hope and deubt alternate seize her seul.’;

Seizeverb

To take possession of by virtue of a warrant or other legal authority; as, the sheriff seized the debtor's goods.

Seizeverb

To fasten; to fix.

‘As when a bear hath seized her cruel clawsUpon the carcass of some beast too weak.’;

Seizeverb

To grap with the mind; to comprehend fully and distinctly; as, to seize an idea.

Seizeverb

To bind or fasten together with a lashing of small stuff, as yarn or marline; as, to seize ropes.

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Seizeverb

take hold of; grab;

‘The salesclerk quickly seized the money on the counter’; ‘She clutched her purse’; ‘The mother seized her child by the arm’; ‘Birds of prey often seize small mammals’;

Seizeverb

take or capture by force;

‘The terrorists seized the politicians’; ‘The rebels threaten to seize civilian hostages’;

Seizeverb

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’;

Seizeverb

take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority;

‘The FBI seized the drugs’; ‘The customs agents impounded the illegal shipment’; ‘The police confiscated the stolen artwork’;

Seizeverb

seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession;

‘He assumed to himself the right to fill all positions in the town’; ‘he usurped my rights’; ‘She seized control of the throne after her husband died’;

Seizeverb

hook by a pull on the line;

‘strike a fish’;

Seizeverb

affect;

‘Fear seized the prisoners’; ‘The patient was seized with unberable pains’; ‘He was seized with a dreadful disease’;

Seizeverb

capture the attention or imagination of;

‘This story will grab you’; ‘The movie seized my imagination’;

Seizeverb

take hold of suddenly and forcibly

‘he seized hold of the door handle’; ‘she jumped up and seized his arm’;

Seizeverb

take forcible possession of

‘army rebels seized an air force base’; ‘the current President seized power in a coup’;

Seizeverb

(of the police or another authority) take possession of (something) by warrant or legal right

‘police have seized 726 lb of cocaine’;

Seizeverb

take (an opportunity) eagerly and decisively

‘he seized his chance to attack as Carr hesitated’;

Seizeverb

(of a feeling or pain) affect (someone) suddenly or acutely

‘he was seized by the most dreadful fear’;

Seizeverb

strongly appeal to or attract (the imagination or attention)

‘the story of the king's escape seized the public imagination’;

Seizeverb

understand (something) quickly or clearly

‘he always strains to seize the most sombre truths’;

Seizeverb

be aware or informed of

‘the judge was fully seized of the point’;

Seizeverb

(of a machine with moving parts) become jammed

‘the engine seized up after only three weeks’;

Seizeverb

be in legal possession of

‘the court is currently seized of custody applications’;

Seizeverb

have or receive freehold possession of (property)

‘any person who is seized of land has a protected interest in that land’;

Seizeverb

fasten or attach (someone or something) to something by binding with turns of rope

‘Jack was seized to the gun and had his two dozen lashes’;

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