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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To seize or take property from its owner for the use of the public.

Usage examples (35)
  • The king's men confiscated all the chickens from the farmers so there would be fresh eggs in the castle.
  • I believe the unproductive have no right to confiscate from the productive.
  • That is why he is trying to spend every dollar he can confiscate from the American people.
  • Here's a standard dictionary entry for "confiscate:" for more
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