seize v

OFr saisir, take hold, take possession of.

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