capture - definition and synonyms

noun [uncountable] 

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  1. 1
    the act of catching someone so that they become your prisoner
    avoid/evade/escape capture:

    He tried to evade capture by leaving the country.

  2. 2
    the act of getting control of something from your enemy during a war

    The campaign culminated in the capture of Rome.

  3. 3
    computing the process of putting information or pictures into a form that can be used by a computer

    a new system for data capture