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Meaning of COMMANDEER

Pronunciation:  `kâmun'deer

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  take arbitrarily or by force; "The Cubans commandeered the plane and flew it to Miami"
 

COMMANDEER is a 10 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: highjack, hijack, pirate
 
 See Also: carjack, seize

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Com`man*deer"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Commandeered};
p. pr. & vb. n. {Commandeering}.] [D. kommandeeren to
command, in South Africa to commandeer, fr. F. commander to
command. See {Command}.]
1. (Mil.) To compel to perform military service; to seize for
   military purposes; -- orig. used of the Boers.

2. To take arbitrary or forcible possession of. [Colloq.]

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: accroach, annex, appropriate, arrogate, assume, attach, call up, collectivize, communalize, communize, confiscate, conscript, detach, detach for service, distrain, draft, enlist, enroll, expropriate, garnish, impound, impress, induct, join, levy, list, mobilize, muster, muster in, nationalize, preempt, press, raise, recruit, replevin, replevy, seize, sequester, sequestrate, sign on, sign up, socialize, summon, take, usurp
 

 

 

 

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