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Definition 1: take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority - [verb of possession]

Samples where confiscate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The FBI seized the drugs
  • The customs agents impounded the illegal shipment
  • The police confiscated the stolen artwork

Synonyms for confiscate in the sense of this definition

(confiscate is a kind of ...) take into one's possession

"We are taking an orphan from Romania" "I'll take three salmon steaks"

(... is a kind of confiscate ) appropriate (property) for public use

"the county condemned the land to build a highway"

(... is a kind of confiscate ) take a debtor's wages on legal orders, such as for child support

"His employer garnished his wages in order to pay his debt"

(... is a kind of confiscate ) confiscate by distress

(confiscate has a similar meaning as ...) requisition forcibly, as of enemy property

"the estate was sequestered"

Definition 2: surrendered as a penalty - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for confiscate in the sense of this definition

(confiscate is similar to ...) not gained or won

"a lost battle" "a lost prize"

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