[n] the act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property
[n] the removal of an opponent's piece from the chess board
[n] the act of taking of a person by force
[n] any process in which an atomic or nuclear system acquires an additional particle
[n] a process whereby a star or planet holds an object in its gravitational field
[v] succeed in catching or seizing, , esp. after a chase; "We finally got the suspect"; "Did you catch the thief?"
[v] capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping; "I caught a rabbit in the trap toady"
[v] succeed in representing or expressing something intangible; "capture the essence of Spring"; "capture an idea"
[v] attract; cause to be enamored; "She captured all the men's hearts"
[v] take possession of without permission or take with force, as after a conquest or invasion; "the invaders seized the land and property of the inhabitants"; "The army seized the town"; "The militia captured the castle"
[v] bring about the capture of an elementary particle or celestial body and causing it enter a new orbit; "This nucleus has captured the slow-moving neutrons"; "The star captured a comet"
appropriate, becharm, beguile, bewitch, captivate, catch, catch, charm, conquer, enamor, enamour, enchant, entrance, fascinate, gaining control, get, seize, seizure, take over, trance, usurp