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  Definition of Confiscate
  1. take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority; "The FBI seized the drugs"; "The customs agents impounded the illegal shipment"; "The police confiscated the stolen artwork"
  2. taken without permission or consent especially by public authority; "the condemned land was used for a highway cloverleaf"; "the confiscated liquor was poured down the drain"
  3. surrendered as a penalty
Similar Words: impound, attach, sequester, seize, appropriated, condemned, confiscated, seized, taken over, forfeit, forfeited

 

Hyponyms: garnishee, garnish, distrain

 

Grouped Verbs: sequester

 

Derivational Morphology: seizure, confiscation, arrogation, sequestration, requisition, attachment, impoundment, impounding, internment, poundage

 

Language Translations:
Danish: konfiskere   Esperanto: konfiski  
Finnish: takavarikoida   French: confisquer  
German: konfiszieren   Hebrew: להחרים  
Italian: confiscare   Spanish: decomisar  
Swedish: konfiskera   Telugu: జప్తు చేయు  
Urdu: Chean liya jayai  
 
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