to seize (property) by authorityThey confiscated weapons, ammunition and propaganda material.
Police were reported to have seized all copies of the newspaper.
Several other newspapers have appropriated the idea.
The police arrested him and impounded the cocaine.
The soldiers commandeered vehicles in the capital.
Everything he owned was sequestered.
The Bolsheviks expropriated the property of the landowners.
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in the sense of appropriate
to take for one's own use without permissionSeveral other newspapers have appropriated the idea.
in the sense of commandeer
to take as if by rightThe soldiers commandeered vehicles in the capital.
Video: pronunciation of 'confiscate'
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