Meaning of “capture” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ T ] uk us /ˈkæptʃər/

B2 to catch someone and make them your prisoner:

Two soldiers were captured by the enemy.

B2 to get control of a place with force:

Rebel troops have captured the city.

to succeed in getting something when you are competing against other people:

The Green Party has captured 12% of the vote.

B2 to show or describe something successfully using words or pictures:

His book really captures the spirit of the place.
capture sb/sth on camera/film, etc

B2 to record someone or something on camera/film, etc

capture sb's attention/imagination

to make someone very interested or excited:

The campaign has really captured the public's imagination.
capture sb's heart

to make someone love you:

She captured the hearts of the nation.

(Definition of “capture verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)