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See also: capturé
- 1 English
- 2 French
- 3 Latin
- 4 Portuguese
- 5 Spanish
capture (plural captures)
- An act of capturing; a seizing by force or stratagem.
- even with regard to captures made at sea
- The securing of an object of strife or desire, as by the power of some attraction.
- the capture of a lover's heart
- Something that has been captured; a captive.
- (computing) A particular match found for a pattern in a text string.
act of capturing
something that has been captured
- To take control of; to seize by force or stratagem.
- to capture an enemy, a vessel, or a criminal
- 2014, Ian Black, "Courts kept busy as Jordan works to crush support for Isis", The Guardian, 27 November 2014:
- Arrests and prosecutions intensified after Isis captured Mosul in June, but the groundwork had been laid by an earlier amendment to Jordan’s anti-terrorism law. It is estimated that 2,000 Jordanians have fought and 250 of them have died in Syria – making them the third largest Arab contingent in Isis after Saudi Arabians and Tunisians.
- 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
capture f (plural captures)
- "capture" in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
- first-person singular present subjunctive of
- third-person singular present subjunctive of
- first-person singular imperative of
- third-person singular imperative of
- 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.