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expropriate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of expropriate

  1. 1 to take or make use of under a guise of authority but without actual right dissidents were shot, and their lands expropriated under his regime Synonyms of expropriate arrogate, commandeer, convert, appropriate, pirate, preempt, press, seize, take over, usurpWords Related to expropriate 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

  2. 2 to end the occupancy or possession of the state will have to expropriate scores of homeowners in order to build the new road Synonyms of expropriate divest, dispossess, oustWords Related to expropriate deforce, evict; disfurnish, strip; bereave, deprive, disinherit; annex, appropriate, commandeer, impound, seize, take over, usurp

  3. 3 to take ownership or control of (something) by right of one's authority plans by the city to expropriate entire blocks of houses in order to bulldoze them for expansion of the airport Synonyms of expropriate attach, confiscate, sequesterWords Related to expropriate garnishee; appropriate, arrogate, preempt, usurp; commandeer, seize, take overNear Antonyms of expropriate cede, deliver, forfeit, give up, hand over, release, relinquish, render, surrender, turn over, yield



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