commandeer

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From Afrikaans kommandeer (to command), from Dutch commanderen (to command), from French commander (to command).

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commandeer (third-person singular simple present commandeers, present participle commandeering, simple past and past participle commandeered)

  1. (transitive) To seize for military use.
  2. (transitive) To force into military service.
  3. (transitive) To take arbitrarily or by force.

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