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English definition of “commandeer”

commandeer

verb [T]     /ˌkɒm.ənˈdɪər/ US  /ˌkɑː.mənˈdɪr/
to take possession of or control private property by force or for military useThe armed forces generally
(Definition of commandeer verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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