Synonyms of seize in English:

seize


See definition of seize

verb

1‘a protester seized the microphone’

SYNONYMS

grab, grasp, snatch, seize hold of, grab hold of, take hold of, lay hold of, lay hands on, lay one's hands on, get one's hands on, take a grip of, grip, clutch, take, pluck

ANTONYMS

let go of

2‘army rebels seized an air force base’

SYNONYMS

capture, take, overrun, annex, occupy, take possession of, conquer, take over, subjugate, subject, colonize

ANTONYMS

relinquish, retreat from, liberate

3‘the drugs were seized by customs officers at Kennedy Airport’

SYNONYMS

confiscate, impound, commandeer, requisition, appropriate, expropriate, take possession of, sequester, sequestrate, take away, take over, take

distrain, attach, disseize

poind

ANTONYMS

release

4‘kidnappers seized his wife’

SYNONYMS

kidnap, abduct, take captive, take prisoner, take hostage, hold to ransom

hijack

informal snatch

British informal nobble, nab

ANTONYMS

release, ransom


Phrases

    seize on

      ‘governments have seized on recycling as the best way to reduce rubbish’

      SYNONYMS

      grasp, grasp with both hands, grab, grab at, leap at, snatch, jump at, pounce on, exploit

      ANTONYMS

      overlook, fail to take advantage of