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commandeer (verb), commandeers; commandeered; commandeering
1. To force someone into armed forces: Although Jack didn’t want to join the army as a volunteer, he had to become an enlistee because he was commandeered along with some of his friends..
2. To seize for military use; to confiscate: After the navy had commandeered the museum as its headquarters, it was reopened later to the public after renovations.
3. To take arbitrarily or by force; to appropriate: After the two criminals had commandeered the vehicle containing cash for banks, they stole it and escaped before they could be stopped!!
4. To seize (private property) for military or other public use: The police officer commandeered a private vehicle and took off after the getaway car of the bank robber.
5. Etymology: from Latin commandare, "to commit to one's charge"; from com, "with, together" + mandare, "to commit to one's charge"; literally "to place in one's hands"; from manus, "hand".
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