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How to sign: seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession
"He assumed to himself the right to fill all positions in the town"; "he usurped my rights"; "She seized control of the throne after her husband died";
How to sign: take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority
"The FBI seized the drugs"; "The customs agents impounded the illegal shipment"; "The police confiscated the stolen artwork";