verb (captures, capturing, captured)
- An act of capturing.
- Something that has been captured; a captive.
- To take control of.
- To remove or take control of from the opponent in a game (e.g., chess, go, checkers)
Etymology: From French, capture (noun).
- 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.
- (intransitive) To remove or take control of an opponent"s piece in a game (e.g., chess, go, checkers.)
- My pawn was captured.
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