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Verb: capture  kap-chu(r)
  1. Succeed in representing or expressing something intangible
    "capture the essence of Spring"; "capture an idea"
     
  2. Attract; cause to be enamoured
    "She captured all the men's hearts";
    - enamour [Brit, Cdn], trance, catch, becharm [archaic], enamor [US], captivate, beguile, charm, fascinate, bewitch, entrance, enchant
     
  3. Succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase
    "We finally captured the suspect";
    - get, catch
     
  4. Bring about the capture of an elementary particle or celestial body and causing it to enter a new orbit
    "This nucleus has captured the slow-moving neutrons"; "The star captured a comet"
     
  5. Take possession of by force, as after an invasion
    "The militia captured the castle";
    - appropriate, seize, conquer
     
  6. Capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping
    "I captured a rabbit in the trap today";
    - catch
Noun: capture  kap-chu(r)
  1. The act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property
    - gaining control, seizure
     
  2. A process whereby a star or planet holds an object in its gravitational field
     
  3. Any process in which an atomic or nuclear system acquires an additional particle
     
  4. The act of taking of a person by force
    - seizure
     
  5. The removal of an opponent's piece from the chess board

Sounds like: CAPTCHA, Captcha

Derived forms: captured, capturing, captures

Type of: acquire, acquiring, action, activity, alter, appeal, arrogate, assume, attract, change, chess move, clutch, felony, get, getting, interpret, modify, natural action, natural process, prehend [archaic], represent, seize, take over, usurp

Encyclopedia: Capture