Definition of "Seize" :
verb: capture the attention or imagination of
"The movie seized my imagination."
"Fear seized the prisoners."
verb: take hold of; grab
"The sales clerk quickly seized the money on the counter."
verb: take or capture by force
"The terrorists seized the politicians."
verb: hook by a pull on the line
verb: take possession of by force, as after an invasion
"The invaders seized the land and property of the inhabitants."
verb: take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority
"The FBI seized the drugs."
verb: 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."