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commandeer

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Verb (transitive)
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com=man=deer

CIDE DICTIONARY

commandeerv. t. [D. kommandeeren to command, in South Africa to commandeer, fr. F. commander to command. See Command.].
  •  To compel to perform military service; to seize for military purposes; -- orig. used of the Boers.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  •  To take arbitrary or forcible possession of.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

commandeer, v.tr.
1 seize (men or goods) for military purposes.
2 take possession of without authority.

Etymology
S.Afr. Du. kommanderen f. F commander COMMAND

THESAURUS

commandeer

accroach, annex, appropriate, arrogate, assume, attach, call up, collectivize, communalize, communize, confiscate, conscript, detach, detach for service, distrain, draft, enlist, enroll, expropriate, garnish, impound, impress, induct, join, levy, list, mobilize, muster, muster in, nationalize, preempt, press, raise, recruit, replevin, replevy, seize, sequester, sequestrate, sign on, sign up, socialize, summon, take, usurp

ROGET THESAURUS

commandeer

Compulsion

VB compel, force, make, drive, coerce, constrain, enforce, necessitate, oblige, force upon, press, cram down the throat, thrust down the throat, force down the throat, say it must be done, make a point of, insist upon, take no denial, put down, dragoon, extort, wring from, squeeze, put on the squeeze, put on the screws, turn on the screw, drag into, bind, bind over, pin down, tie down, require, tax, put in force, commandeer, restrain.

Taking

VB take, catch, hook, nab, bag, sack, pocket, put into one's pocket, receive, accept, reap, crop, cull, pluck, gather, draw, appropriate, expropriate, impropriate, assume, possess oneself of, take possession of, commandeer, lay one's hands on, clap one's hands on, help oneself to, make free with, dip one's hands into, lay under contribution, intercept, scramble for, deprive of, take away, carry away, bear away, take off, carry off, bear off, adeem, abstract, hurry off with, run away with, abduct, steal, ravish, seize, pounce upon, spring upon, swoop to, swoop down upon, take by storm, take by assault, snatch, reave, snap up, nip up, whip up, catch up, kidnap, crimp, capture, lay violent hands on, get hold of, lay hold of, take hold of, catch hold of, lay fast hold of, take firm hold of, lay by the heels, take prisoner, fasten upon, grip, grapple, embrace, gripe, clasp, grab, clutch, collar, throttle, take by the throat, claw, clinch, clench, make sure of, catch at, jump at, make a grab at, snap at, snatch at, reach, make a long arm, stretch forth one's hand, take from, take away from, disseize, deduct, retrench, dispossess, ease one of, snatch from one's grasp, tear from, tear away from, wrench from, wrest from, wring from, extort, deprive of, bereave, disinherit, cut off with a shilling, oust, divest, levy, distrain, confiscate, sequester, sequestrate, accroach, usurp, despoil, strip, fleece, shear, displume, impoverish, eat out of house and home, drain, drain to the dregs, gut, dry, exhaust, swallow up, absorb, draw off, suck the blood of, suck like a leech, retake, resume, recover.


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