OFr saisir, take hold, take possession of.
- Possess; clasp; hug; embrace; take hold of with the hands; [fig.] enjoy; espouse.
- Expropriate; commandeer; take without permission; dispossess with a pretense of legality.
- Grab; catch; snatch; take possession of; [fig.] observe; perceive; watch; regard; notice; remember.
- Phrase. “Seize upon”: take hold; overwhelm; capture.