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confiscate

Definition of confiscate

Pronunciation

Verb

to confiscate (third-person singular simple present confiscates, present participle confiscating, simple past and past participle confiscated)

  1. (transitive) To take possession of by force or authority; expropriate.

    In schools it is common for teachers to confiscate electronic games and other distractions.

Synonyms

  • appropriate
  • arrogate
  • usurp
  • steal
  • rob (e.g. "Robbers broke into our house and confiscated our valuables")

See also

References:

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