• take hold of; grab;
    • "The sales clerk quickly seized the money on the counter"
    • "The mother seized her child by the arm"
    • "Birds of prey often seize small mammals"
  • take or capture by force;
    • "The terrorists seized the politicians"
    • "The rebels threaten to seize civilian hostages"
  • take possession of by force, as after an invasion;
    • "the invaders seized the land and property of the inhabitants"
    • "The army seized the town"
  • take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority;
    • "The FBI seized the drugs"
  • seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession;
    • "She seized control of the throne after her husband died"
  • hook by a pull on the line;
  • affect;
    • "Fear seized the prisoners"
    • "The patient was seized with unbearable pains"
    • "He was seized with a dreadful disease"
  • capture the attention or imagination of;
    • "The movie seized my imagination"
  • SEIZE v SEIZED, SEIZING, SEIZES to take hold of suddenly and forcibly SEIZABLE adj

Scrabble Score: 14

seize is a valid Scrabble (US) TWL word

seize is a valid Scrabble Word in Merriam-Webster MW Dictionary

seize is a valid Scrabble Word in International Collins CSW Dictionary

Words With Friends Score: 14

seize is a valid Words With Friends word