Capturing something is taking it or making it into a permanent form. When you capture a photo, you take a picture of something that is already in a permanent form.

  • He captured the photo of the flowers in the garden.

  • The company captured the market share from the other company.

Definition of capturing


To take control of; to seize by force or stratagem.


To store (as in sounds or image) for later revisitation.


To reproduce convincingly.


To remove or take control of an opponent’s piece in a game (e.g., chess, go, checkers).

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Example Sentences for capturing

  • 1

    The hunters captured wild animals in the forest.

  • 2

    He resisted to be captured.

  • 3

    He was captured for sedition.

  • 4

    He captured a galleon.

  • 5

    The Russian is captured and interrogated.

  • 6

    The ruffian was captured by police.

  • 7

    Was the runaway boy captured

  • 8

    It accurately captures the spirit of the article.

  • 9

    The Americans charged and captured the battery.

  • 10

    He was captured for being a violator.