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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:
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Part of Speech: Verb

Definition: To officially take possession or control of something, typically for military or law enforcement purposes.


  1. (Military) To seize control of a vehicle, aircraft, or other means of transportation by force or authority.

Example Sentences:

  1. The army commandeered several trucks to transport the supplies to the war zone.
  2. The rebels commandeered a helicopter to escape from the government forces.

Part of Speech: Adjective

Definition: Describing something that has been seized or taken over, often temporarily.


  1. (General) Seized and repurposed for a different use or task.

Example Sentences:

  1. The commandeered building now serves as a temporary shelter for the homeless.
  2. During emergencies, the authorities have the power to use commandeered resources to aid the affected population.

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