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English noun: capture

1. capture (act) the act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property


Synonymsgaining control, seizure


Broader (hypernym)acquiring, getting


Narrower (hyponym)apprehension, arrest, catch, collar, conquering, conquest, enslavement, pinch, subjection, subjugation, taking into custody, usurpation

2. capture (process) a process whereby a star or planet holds an object in its gravitational field


Broader (hypernym)action, activity, natural action, natural process

3. capture (process) any process in which an atomic or nuclear system acquires an additional particle


Broader (hypernym)action, activity, natural action, natural process

4. capture (act) the act of taking of a person by force


Synonymsseizure


Broader (hypernym)felony


Narrower (hyponym)abduction, kidnapping, snatch

5. capture (act) the removal of an opponent's piece from the chess board


Broader (hypernym)chess move


Narrower (hyponym)en passant, exchange, exchange


English verb: capture

1. capture (creation) succeed in representing or expressing something intangible


SamplesCapture the essence of Spring.
Capture an idea.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)interpret, represent


Narrower (hyponym)recapture

2. capture (emotion) attract; cause to be enamored


SamplesShe captured all the men's hearts.


ExamplesThe performance is likely to capture Sue


Synonymsbecharm, beguile, bewitch, captivate, catch, charm, enamor, enamour, enchant, entrance, fascinate, trance


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)appeal, attract


Narrower (hyponym)hold, work

3. capture (contact) succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase


SamplesWe finally got the suspect.
Did you catch the thief?.


Synonymscatch, get


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)clutch, prehend, seize


Narrower (hyponym)lasso, recapture, retake, rope

4. capture (possession) bring about the capture of an elementary particle or celestial body and causing it enter a new orbit


SamplesThis nucleus has captured the slow-moving neutrons.
The star captured a comet.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

5. capture (possession) take possession of by force, as after an invasion


SamplesThe invaders seized the land and property of the inhabitants.
The army seized the town.
The militia captured the castle.


Synonymsappropriate, conquer, seize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something from somebody


Broader (hypernym)arrogate, assume, seize, take over, usurp


Narrower (hyponym)carry

6. capture (contact) capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping


SamplesI caught a rabbit in the trap today.


Synonymscatch


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)acquire, get


Narrower (hyponym)bag, batfowl, ensnare, entrap, frog, hunt, hunt down, rat, run, snare, track down, trammel, trap


Verb groupcatch









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