Word of the day.
–verb (used with object)
1. to take hold of suddenly or forcibly; grasp
2. to grasp mentally; understand clearly and completely: to seize an idea.
3. to take possession of by force or at will.
4. to take possession or control as if by suddenly.
5. to take possession of by legal authority.
6. to capture.
7. to take advantage of promptly: to seize an opportunity.