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See also capturé
From Middle French capture (noun).
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capture (plural captures)
- An act of capturing.
- Something that has been captured; a captive.
act of capturing
something that has been captured
- To take control of.
- To store (as in sounds or image) for later revisitation.
- She captured the sounds of a subway station on tape.
- She captured the details of the fresco in a series of photographs.
- To reproduce convincingly.
- His film adaptation captured the spirit of the original work.
- In her latest masterpiece, she captured the essence of Venice.
- To remove or take control of an opponent’s piece in a game (e.g., chess, go, checkers).
- My pawn was captured.
- He captured his opponent’s queen on the 15th move.
- 1954, Fred Reinfeld, How to Be a Winner at Chess, page 63, Hanover House (Garden City, NY)
- How deeply ingrained capturing is in the mind of a chess master can be seen from this story.
take control of
remove or take control of opponent’s piece
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capture f (plural captures)
- vocative masculine singular of captūrus
capture (infinitive capturar)
- Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of capturar.
- First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of capturar.
- Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of capturar.
- Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of capturar.