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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To take for use in war or military purposes.

Usage examples (35)
  • The young officer commandeered the truck.
  • So, can local governments "commandeer" the time of private citizens for jury duty?
  • Once he reached the manor, he would see Mero, and "commandeer" him to replace his sick servant.
  • Washington can't "commandeer" a state, the court said, though the precise limits of federalism remain a work in progress. for more
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