Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun capture

5 senses of capture

Sense 1
capture, gaining control, seizure -- (the act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property)
       => acquiring, getting -- (the act of acquiring something; "I envied his talent for acquiring"; "he's much more interested in the getting than in the giving")

Sense 2
capture -- (a process whereby a star or planet holds an object in its gravitational field)
       => natural process, natural action, action, activity -- (a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings); "the action of natural forces"; "volcanic activity")

Sense 3
capture -- (any process in which an atomic or nuclear system acquires an additional particle)
       => natural process, natural action, action, activity -- (a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings); "the action of natural forces"; "volcanic activity")

Sense 4
capture, seizure -- (the act of taking of a person by force)
       => felony -- (a serious crime (such as murder or arson))

Sense 5
capture -- (the removal of an opponent's piece from the chess board)
       => chess move -- (the act of moving a chess piece)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb capture

6 senses of capture

Sense 1
capture -- (succeed in representing or expressing something intangible; "capture the essence of Spring"; "capture an idea")
       => represent, interpret -- (create an image or likeness of; "The painter represented his wife as a young girl")

Sense 2
capture, enamour, trance, catch, becharm, enamor, captivate, beguile, charm, fascinate, bewitch, entrance, enchant -- (attract; cause to be enamored; "She captured all the men's hearts")
       => attract, appeal -- (be attractive to; "The idea of a vacation appeals to me"; "The beautiful garden attracted many people")

Sense 3
get, catch, capture -- (succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase; "We finally got the suspect"; "Did you catch the thief?")
       => seize, prehend, clutch -- (take hold of; grab; "The sales clerk 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")

Sense 4
capture -- (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")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 5
appropriate, capture, seize, conquer -- (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")
       => assume, usurp, seize, take over, arrogate -- (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")

Sense 6
capture, catch -- (capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping; "I caught a rabbit in the trap today")
       => get, acquire -- (come into the possession of something concrete or abstract; "She got a lot of paintings from her uncle"; "They acquired a new pet"; "Get your results the next day"; "Get permission to take a few days off from work")

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