Synonyms and Antonyms of commandeer

  1. 1 to take control of (a vehicle) by force an airliner commandeered by terrorists Synonyms hijack (also highjack) Related Words carjack, skyjack; appropriate, confiscate, expropriate, seize

  2. 2 to take or make use of under a guise of authority but without actual right commandeered all of the equipment, as if the chem lab belonged solely to him Synonyms arrogate, appropriate, convert, expropriate, pirate, preempt, press, seize, take over, usurpRelated Words annex, attach, claim, confiscate, impound, repossess, sequester; assume, collar, grab, grasp, snatch, steal, wrench, wrest; despoil, loot, pillage; encroach, infringe, invade, occupy, preoccupy, trespass; embezzle, misapply, misappropriate, misuse, peculate

Learn More about commandeer

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up commandeer? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


a brief usually trivial fact

Get Word of the Day daily email!