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  • To take control of
  • To remove or take control of from the opponent in a game (e.g., chess, go, checkers)
  • He captured his opponent's queen on the 15th move.
  • 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)
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Cap"ture (?), n. [L. capture, fr. caper to take: cf. F. capture. See Caitiff, and cf. aptive.]

1. The act of seizing by force, or getting possession of by superior power or by stratagem; as, the capture of an enemy, a vessel, or a criminal.

Even with regard to captures made at sea.

2. The securing of an object of strife or desire, as by the power of some attraction.

3. The thing taken by force, surprise, or stratagem; a prize; prey.

Syn. -- Seizure; apprehension; arrest; detention.

Cap"ture, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Captured (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Capturing.] To seize or take possession of by force, surprise, or stratagem; to overcome and hold; to secure by effort.

Her heart is like some fortress that has been captured.
W. Ivring.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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