Incorrect spelling


Incorrect spelling, explanation: this spelling is incorrect because the vowel -i and the vowel -e have been swapped. This can be easily seen by looking at the basic word, which is seize, not sieze. We have to remember to be careful when writing down this form. Seized is the only correct version.

Correct spelling


Correct spelling, explanation: seized is a past simple form, a past participle form, and an adjective participle of the infinitive to seize. This verb originates from Middle English seisen, sesen, saisen and from Old French seisir. The derivative should be in accordance with its word-formation basis. That’s why we spell this word as seized, not siezed.

Definition of seized:
1. verb (past simple, past participle), took hold of something quickly
The king wanted to seize as much power as he could.
Police tried to seize the gun from an armed man.
2. adjective participle, taken hold, possession or control of
I’m seized by the sense of hopelessness.
My brother’s hand was seized by his girlfriend.

Phrasal verbs with seized:
Some most commonly used phrasal verbs include: seized on, and seized upon.