View definitions for seized


adjective as in confiscated

Strongest match

Discover More

Example Sentences

Others may seize on a crisis, innovating quickly and successfully under pressure in ways that propel growth over the long term.

From Fortune

It’s on Page 24 that Winspear tells us about the lifelong fears that first seized her in childhood.

At one point, he seized on the water leak in Atlanta as evidence of something sinister.

On the first run, 1717B seized and spun and put the blocks in the wrong spot.

That means the next mayor could be someone who seizes a relatively small percentage of the vote.

Historically, conquering armies have seized inhabitants of conquered areas and enslaved them.

MIAMI — Fidel Castro seized power in January 1959 after waging a guerilla war against then-dictator Fulgencio Batista.

The seizures were the first time SIGAR investigators seized funds held in an Afghan bank.

Authorities have seized more than $250 million in assets from businesses across Rome.

How a small London design group seized the moment and brought avant-garde art to classic rock.

At this same time they seized in Nangasaqui a servant of the father provincial, Matheo Couros, who was washing his clothes.

I seized the opportunity to watch what I supposed would be a most interesting interview, from behind a curtain.

All the Italian merchants in the realm of France, called money lenders, seized by order of Philip the fair, for their ransoms.

The occasion should be seized also to increase the balances of depositors who carry unprofitable accounts.

They also seized the lake gunboats, took an entire Spanish garrison prisoner, and captured a large quantity of stores.


Synonym of the Day

Which one is a synonym for muddle?Get the answer

Start each day with the Synonym of the Day in your inbox!

By clicking "Sign Up", you are accepting Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policies.

On this page you'll find 15 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to seized, such as: captured, annexed, clutched, and snatched.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.