Synonyms of capture in English:

capture


See definition of capture

verb

1‘a spy had been captured in Moscow’

SYNONYMS

catch, apprehend, seize, arrest

take prisoner, take captive, take into custody

imprison, detain, put in jail, throw in jail, put behind bars, put under lock and key, incarcerate

lay hold of, abduct, carry off, take

trap, snare, ensnare, net, hook, reel in, land, beach

informal nab, collar, pinch, lift, nail, bust, pick up, bag, run in, haul in, pull in, feel someone's collar

British informal nick

ANTONYMS

free

2‘guerrillas captured a strategic district’

SYNONYMS

occupy, invade, conquer, seize, take, take over, take possession of, annex, subjugate

win, gain, secure

3‘haunting music captures the atmosphere of a summer morning’

SYNONYMS

express, reproduce, represent, show, encapsulate, record

4‘tales of pirates have captured the imagination of children through the centuries’

SYNONYMS

engage, attract, draw, gain, catch, grab, arrest, seize, hold


noun

1‘he's extremely dangerous and will do anything to evade capture’

SYNONYMS

arrest, apprehension, seizure, being trapped, being taken prisoner, being taken captive, being taken into custody, imprisonment, being imprisoned

informal being nabbed, being collared, being pinched, being lifted

ANTONYMS

freedom, escape