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noun as in piracy

noun as in preemption

noun as in requisition

noun as in seizure

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Example Sentences

What better way to bring up a serious issue without commandeering the meal?

A second team from Tripoli arrived in Benghazi after commandeering an airplane and being delayed at the airport.

Pirates, too, have plagued the waters for the last several years, commandeering freighters at gunpoint and demanding ransom.

The left wants government to take more and spend more, commandeering a larger chunk of the overall economy.

Problem is, it's much less creative at entertaining people than it is at commandeering their accounts.

We have even heard of such things as the commandeering of the beasts of an English traveller for Government service.

It was made possible by the Council's course in commandeering to its side the business men of the United States.

They were wrangling about the commandeering of gold and the sjamboking—shamboking, you pronounce it—of Johannesburg refugees.

Stealing has been abolished in South Africa—it is all commandeering now!

They were undoubtedly the best commandeering agents the Boers ever had.


On this page you'll find 118 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to commandeering, such as: abduction, apprehension, arrest, confiscation, imprisonment, and occupation.

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