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Definition of expropriate:

  1. To put out of one's possession; to surrender the ownership of; also, to deprive of possession or proprietary rights.


divest, deprive of property, usurp, seize, strip, commandeer, press, encroach, dispossess, repossess, give, preempt, seize, rob, arrogate, impound, oust, snatch, requisition, pirate, deprive, attach, confiscate, grab, go off with, help oneself to, sequester, convert, take over.

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