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Meaning & Definition of Capture in English

English

Capture

/kæpʧər/

noun

1. The act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property

    synonym:
  • capture
  • ,
  • gaining control
  • ,
  • seizure

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

    synonym:
  • capture

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

    synonym:
  • capture

4. The act of taking of a person by force

    synonym:
  • capture
  • ,
  • seizure

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

    synonym:
  • capture

verb

1. Succeed in representing or expressing something intangible

  • "Capture the essence of spring"
  • "Capture an idea"
    synonym:
  • capture

2. Attract

  • Cause to be enamored
  • "She captured all the men's hearts"
    synonym:
  • capture
  • ,
  • enamour
  • ,
  • trance
  • ,
  • catch
  • ,
  • becharm
  • ,
  • enamor
  • ,
  • captivate
  • ,
  • beguile
  • ,
  • charm
  • ,
  • fascinate
  • ,
  • bewitch
  • ,
  • entrance
  • ,
  • enchant

3. Succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase

  • "We finally got the suspect"
  • "Did you catch the thief?"
    synonym:
  • get
  • ,
  • catch
  • ,
  • capture

4. 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"
    synonym:
  • capture

5. 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"
    synonym:
  • appropriate
  • ,
  • capture
  • ,
  • seize
  • ,
  • conquer

6. Capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping

  • "I caught a rabbit in the trap today"
    synonym:
  • capture
  • ,
  • catch

Examples of using

This is the way they capture elephants alive.
To be honest, we came to capture you.
I go to bed early so I can get up to capture the sunrise.