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evict

e·vict

evict

 
pronunciation:
ih vihkt
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: evicted, evicting, evicts
definition 1: to remove (a tenant or the like) from a premises by legal procedure.
synonyms:
eject
similar words:
chuck, dislodge, dispossess, kick out, oust, remove
definition 2: to recover (property or the like) by possessing a superior legal claim.
synonyms:
expropriate
similar words:
foreclose, recover, repossess
derivations: eviction (n.), evictor (n.)
Word Parts
The word evict contains the following part:
e- Latin prefix that means out, out of, away
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The prefix e- is an assimilated form of ex- used before roots beginning with certain consonants (b d, g, j, l, m, n, r, v). See ex-.