Commandeer



[kom-uh n-deer] /ˌkɒm ənˈdɪər/

verb (used with object)
1.
to order or force into active military service.
2.
to seize (private property) for military or other public use:
The police officer commandeered a taxi and took off after the getaway car.
3.
to seize arbitrarily.
/ˌkɒmənˈdɪə/
verb (transitive)
1.
to seize for public or military use
2.
to seize arbitrarily
v.

1881, from Dutch (especially Afrikaans) kommandeeren “to command” (for military service), from French commander (see command (v.)). Related: Commandeered; commandeering.

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