capessō īvī or iī, ītūrus, ere, desid. capio, to seize eagerly, snatch at, lay hold of: cibum dentibus: arma, V.: principium libertatis capessendae.
—Of places, to strive to reach, betake oneself to, repair to, resort to: medium locum: turrīs, V.
— Fig., to take hold of with zeal, take up, take in hand, undertake, enter upon, engage in, execute, manage: bellum, L.: pugnam manu, Ta.: iussa, to execute, V.: recta capessens, with upright purpose, H.: partem decoris, L.: magistratūs, Ta.: audacia ad pericula capessenda, facing, L.: capessere rem p., to enter political life.