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Definition 1: keep away from others - [verb of change]

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

  • He sequestered himself in his study to write a book

Synonyms for sequester in the sense of this definition

(sequester is a kind of ...) place or set apart

"They isolated the political prisoners from the other inmates"

(... is a kind of sequester ) withdraw, as from reality

"he lost himslef in his music"

(sequester has a similar meaning as ...) break from a meeting or gathering

"We adjourned for lunch" "The men retired to the library"

Definition 2: set apart from others - [verb of change]

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

  • The dentist sequesters the tooth he is working on

Synonyms for sequester in the sense of this definition

(sequester is a kind of ...) force, take, or pull apart

"He separated the fighting children" "Moses parted the Red Sea"

Definition 3: undergo sequestration by forming a stable compound with an ion - [verb of change]

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

  • The cations were sequestered

(sequester is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

(sequester belongs to category ...) the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions

Definition 4: take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority - [verb of possession]

Samples where sequester 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 sequester in the sense of this definition

(sequester 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 sequester ) appropriate (property) for public use

"the county condemned the land to build a highway"

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

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

"the estate was sequestered"

Definition 5: requisition forcibly, as of enemy property - [verb of possession]

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

  • the estate was sequestered

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

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

(sequester has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

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