verb (used with object), seized, seiz·ing.
verb (used without object), seized, seiz·ing.
Origin of seize
Examples from the Web for seized
Historically, conquering armies have seized inhabitants of conquered areas and enslaved them.ISIS, Boko Haram, and the Growing Role of Human Trafficking in 21st Century Terrorism|Louise I. Shelley|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
MIAMI — Fidel Castro seized power in January 1959 after waging a guerilla war against then-dictator Fulgencio Batista.
Authorities have seized more than $250 million in assets from businesses across Rome.The Mayor Who Took Down the Mafia That Ruined Rome|Barbie Latza Nadeau|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We already have results: we destroyed many vehicles, military convoys, seized many trophies.Fierce Fighting in Grozny Raises Specter of ISIS Influence in Russia|Anna Nemtsova|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They seized key government buildings and forced the resignation of then Prime Minister Mohammed Basindwa.
But Sal Kavannah seized him by the hand and dragged him forward.Cleg Kelly, Arab of the City|S. R. (Samuel Rutherford) Crockett
The non-importation act being still in force, these goods were seized as forfeited to the Government.The Second War with England, Vol. 1 of 2|J. T. Headley.
He was suffered to get as far as the second thwart, or past most of the conspirators, when his legs were seized from behind.
Bill seized him by the collar and said: "You want 'o fight?"The Eagle's Heart|Hamlin Garland
As he watched the front of the truck, Jake, who stood a few feet to one side, leaned out and seized his shoulder.Brandon of the Engineers|Harold Bindloss