English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'seizure'

(noun) 
Definition
a sudden violent attack of an illness, such as an epileptic convulsion
I was prescribed drugs to control seizures.
Synonyms
attack
It brought on an attack of asthma.
,
fit
Once a fit has started there's nothing you can do to stop it.
,
spasm
He felt a spasm of fear.
,
convulsion
He fell to the floor in the grip of an epileptic convulsion.
,
paroxysm
She was overcome by a paroxysm of grief.
(noun) 
Definition
the act of seizing
the seizure of territory through force
Synonyms
,
grabbing
,
annexation
the country's annexation of its neighbour
, ,
commandeering
(noun) 
Definition
the act of seizing
a mass seizure of hostages
Synonyms
capture
The shooting happened while the man was trying to evade capture.
,
arrest
information leading to the arrest of the bombers
,
apprehension
information leading to the apprehension of the alleged killer
,
abduction
the attempted abduction of two youths
(noun) 
Definition
the act of seizing
one of the biggest seizures of heroin ever
Synonyms
confiscation
Anyone convicted of drug trafficking would be liable to confiscation of assets and imprisonment.
,
taking away
,
appropriation
fraud and illegal appropriation of land
,
commandeering
,
sequestration

Additional synonyms

in the sense of abduction
the attempted abduction of two youths
Synonyms
kidnapping,
carrying off
in the sense of annexation
the country's annexation of its neighbour
in the sense of apprehension
Definition
the act of arresting
information leading to the apprehension of the alleged killer

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