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commandeering

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(Entry 1 of 2)

the unlawful taking or withholding of something from the rightful owner under a guise of authority
  • the Spanish navy's commandeering of fishing boats and impressment of fishermen

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commandeering

verb
present participle of commandeer

Synonyms of commandeering (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to take control of (a vehicle) by force
  • an airliner commandeered by terrorists

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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

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“Commandeering.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/commandeering. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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