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Verb commandeer has 1 sense
  1. commandeer, hijack, highjack, pirate - take arbitrarily or by force; "The Cubans commandeered the plane and flew it to Miami"
    --1 is one way to seize
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody

Definitions from the Web




1. To officially seize or take control of something, especially for military purposes.

2. To take possession or control of something without permission or authority.


1. The military commandeered the building for use as a temporary headquarters.

2. The rebels commandeer vehicles to transport supplies across the border.

3. The teacher commandeered the conference room to hold an impromptu meeting.


appropriation, confiscate, seize, expropriate, requisition

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