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What is the difference between Cease and Seize and Siege?
What is the difference between Cease and Seize and Siege? :
Come or bring something to an end
The officer ordered his men cease fire.
That office was ceased to exist.
) Take hold of something suddenly and violently
She seized me by the wrist.
) Take stolen goods, illegal drugs, etc…away from someone
10 kilos of heroin were seized yesterday at the airport.
) Capture something
The enemy troops seized the airport in a surprise attack.
) See an opportunity, etc… and make use of it eagerly and at once
Seize any opening you can.
) Affect someone
Suddenly and overwhelmingly
Panic seized us.
We were seized by a sudden impulse to run.
) Surrounding of a town, etc… by armed forces in order to capture it or force it to surrender
The town was under the siege for ten days.
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