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capture

verb [T]
 
 
/ˈkæptʃər/
PRISONER B2 to catch someone and make them your prisoner: Two soldiers were captured by the enemy.Capturing or taking possession of thingsGetting, receiving and accepting
CONTROL B2 to get control of a place with force: Rebel troops have captured the city.Attacking and invading
GET to succeed in getting something when you are competing against other people: The Green Party has captured 12% of the vote.Getting, receiving and acceptingCapturing or taking possession of thingsCompeting and contending (non-sporting)Competing in sport
DESCRIBE B2 to show or describe something successfully using words or pictures: His book really captures the spirit of the place.Describing and telling storiesRepresentation in art and in general
capture sb/sth on camera/film, etc B2 to record someone or something on camera/film, etcCinema - general wordsPhotographyRecording sounds and images
capture sb's attention/imagination to make someone very interested or excited: The campaign has really captured the public's imagination.Making people excited and interestedInspiration and inspiring
capture sb's heart to make someone love you: She captured the hearts of the nation.Loving and in love
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