Synonyms of 'expropriate'
in the sense of commandeer
to take as if by right
The soldiers commandeered vehicles in the capital.
in the sense of confiscate
to seize (property) by authority
They confiscated weapons, ammunition and propaganda material.
in the sense of requisition
to demand and take for use, esp. for military or public use
The vessel was requisitioned by the navy.
Thesaurus for expropriate from the Collins English Thesaurus