commandeer

 /ˌkɒmənˈdɪəʳ/


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
com•man•deer /ˌkɑmənˈdɪr/USA pronunciation  v. [+ object]
  1. to seize (private property) for military or other public use:The military commandeered all the jeeps.
  2. to seize or take unfairly:He commandeered the best office furniture for his own use.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

commandeer /ˌkɒmənˈdɪə/ vb (transitive)
  1. to seize for public or military use
  2. to seize arbitrarily
Etymology: 19th Century: from Afrikaans kommandeer, from French commander to command



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