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synonyms for commandeer

  • confiscate
  • hijack
  • activate
  • annex
  • appropriate
  • arrogate
  • assume
  • conscript
  • draft
  • enslave
  • expropriate
  • grab
  • liberate
  • preempt
  • requisition
  • sequester
  • sequestrate
  • snatch
  • take
  • usurp
  • accroach
  • moonlight requisition
See also synonyms for: commandeering
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antonyms for commandeer

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  • give
  • keep
  • let go
  • receive
  • refuse
  • reject
  • stop
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How to use commandeer in a sentence

Because there’s never been a messenger RNA drug on the market before, there was no factory to commandeer and no supply chain to call on.
THE NEXT ACT FOR MESSENGER RNA COULD BE BIGGER THAN COVID VACCINESDAVID ROTMANFEBRUARY 5, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Between shifts in a covid-19 unit at a nursing home, she commandeered the quietest room in the house, her little sister’s, and walked around holding up her laptop camera to prove the space was clean and cheating-free.
CHEATING-DETECTION COMPANIES MADE MILLIONS DURING THE PANDEMIC. NOW STUDENTS ARE FIGHTING BACK.DREW HARWELLNOVEMBER 12, 2020WASHINGTON POST
They interviewed Magness multiple times in the proceeding months and commandeered his laptop and phone, which they scoured for evidence of further wrongdoing.
INSIDE A SECRET RUNNING PROGRAM AT NIKE AND A WIN-AT-ALL-COSTS CORPORATE CULTURERACHEL KINGOCTOBER 6, 2020FORTUNE
The dog wants to be free of its leash and bound around in the grass with the other dogs just as the girls wanted to break free of my hand to commandeer the playground toys.
INVESTORS LOOK TO BUCK A FOUR-WEEK LOSING STREAK, SENDING GLOBAL STOCKS HIGHERBERNHARD WARNERSEPTEMBER 28, 2020FORTUNE
State officials who prudently expanded stocks of personal protective equipment were unsure whether supplies would be commandeered by the federal government.
TIMES OF STRIFE CAN LEAD TO MEDICAL INNOVATION—WHEN GOVERNMENTS ARE WILLINGBY JEFFREY CLEMENS/THE CONVERSATIONSEPTEMBER 9, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
I only hope they wont want to commandeer it for carrying soldiers down to the Serbian border.
MOTOR BOAT BOYS DOWN THE DANUBELOUIS ARUNDEL
"I think I shall commandeer you and your dogcart," he said to Roger.
NOTWITHSTANDINGMARY CHOLMONDELEY
I am most confident of that, since I am about to commandeer the Poet.
THE CASSOWARYSTANLEY WATERLOO
Sherman tried to commandeer those flintlock muskets from the Mexican war--several thousand of them--but Coleman got them first.
PORT O' GOLDLOUIS JOHN STELLMAN
The king's messengers could commandeer any subject's property, giving a receipt.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 3, PART 1, SLICE 1VARIOUS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO COMMANDEER

  • accroach
  • appropriate
  • assume
  • commandeer
  • confiscate
  • demand
  • expropriate
  • preempt
  • presume
  • seize
  • take
  • usurp
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.