Meaning of “commandeer” in the English Dictionary

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commandeerverb [ T ]

us /ˌkɑm·ənˈdɪər/

to take possession or control of private property, esp. by force:

Some visitors commandeered outdoor tables on the balcony.

(Definition of “commandeer” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)