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confiscate

con·fis·cate

confiscate

 
pronunciation:
kan fih skeIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, adjective
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: confiscated, confiscates, confiscating
definition 1: to seize by virtue of authority.
The police confiscated the drugs.
synonyms:
expropriate, impound
antonyms:
return
similar words:
appropriate, commandeer, distrain, seize
definition 2: to seize (private property) for public use or ownership, either as penalty or repayment.
The city confiscated the property.
synonyms:
expropriate
similar words:
appropriate, distrain, impound, seize
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part of speech: adjective
definition: officially seized.
derivations: confiscation (n.), confiscator (n.)