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- Hyphenation: cap‧ture
- (transitive) If you capture a person or animal, you catch them and do not let them go free.
- Keith Maupin is the first American soldier captured in Iraq.
- The boys captured a frog, but let it go.
- (transitive) If an army, a team, etc. captures a place or an object, it takes control of it.
- The Christians captured the holy city of Jerusalem.
- My rook was captured.
- (transitive) If you capture an image, a sound, or a feeling, you show it clearly in your picture, movie, art, etc.
- Synonym: take
- She captured the beautiful scenery of the hills with her camera.
- His film adaptation captured the spirit of the original work.
- (transitive) If something captures your imagination, it makes you interested in it.
- A good science teacher captures the imagination of children with experiments.
- (transitive) If somebody captures your heart, you fall in love with them.
- Synonym: win
- The beautiful sight of the daffodils captured Wordsworth's heart.
- (transitive) If something captures the headlines, it is a big story in the news.