verb (used with object), seized, seiz·ing.
verb (used without object), seized, seiz·ing.
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In fact, the opposite can be the case — which means that proponents of a financial transactions tax are seizing on the GameStop saga.
Policymakers may be able to seize this moment as an opportunity to push new legislation and invest in developing EV technology.GM wants its cars to be fully electric by 2035. Here’s what that could mean for auto emissions.|Ula Chrobak|February 4, 2021|Popular Science
With extremist groups already looking to seize the moment, Q believers are facing at least three major paths.
A new generation of change-makers has seized upon the idea in ways unimaginable in 1987.
After multiple weeks of quarantining and frequent testing, Chandler seized that opportunity with a game-high 26 points in Monday’s win.In search of top competition, high school basketball powerhouses are still crisscrossing the country|Kyle Melnick|January 21, 2021|Washington Post
The risk to his life was great enough that he had to flee Munich when Hitler attempted to seize power in November 1923.
They tried to seize funds that were raised for his legal defense.Sentencing Looms for Barrett Brown, Advocate for “Anonymous”|Kevin M. Gallagher|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Patriot Act allows the Department of Justice to seize foreign bank assets in U.S. accounts.
Whether they will seize the moment, or play the same old politics as usual, remains to be seen.
Imagine being an Iraq vet who lost friends securing a place such as Fallujah only to see ISIS now seize it.It’s Time for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans to Get a Parade of Their Own|Michael Daly|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The blind Samson of labor will seize upon the pillars of society and bring them down in a common destruction.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
Relations became so strained that Bonaparte was soon glad to seize on any excuse to dismiss Lannes from his post.
Vienna capitulated and the Marshals pressed on to seize the bridge before the city.
On the afternoon of July 5th it fell to the lot of Macdonald to attempt to seize the plateau which formed the Austrian centre.
So she sprang away from me, laughing, and quick as I reached out to seize her, she avoided me.The Soldier of the Valley|Nelson Lloyd