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English definition of “commandeer”

commandeer

verb [T]
 
 
/ˌkɒmənˈdɪər/ formal
to take something, especially for military use: The ships were commandeered as naval vessels.The armed forces generallyStealingTaking things away from someone or somewhereRemoving and getting rid of things
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