expropriates

present tense third-person singular of expropriate
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as in evicts
to end the occupancy or possession of the state will have to expropriate scores of homeowners in order to build the new road

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as in confiscates
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

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“Expropriates.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/expropriates. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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