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Word: expropriate

Definition: take possession of (often for public use and without payment)


Sentences Containing 'expropriate'

When preparing to create the new park, the Government of Canada requested that the Quebec government expropriate the homes of these families.

More Vocab Words

::: preempt - prevent in advance; head off(forestall); forestall by acting first; appropriate for oneself before others; supplant; take the place of; displace; Ex. preempt any attempts; ADJ. preemptive
::: gamely - in a spirited manner; with courage; Ex. fight gamely against a superior boxer; ADJ. game
::: subpoena - writ(written command issued by a court) summoning a witness to appear in court; V: summon with a subpoena
::: gist - essence; main point; substance
::: precursor - forerunner; predecessor
::: weary - tired after long work; V.
::: bilk - swindle; cheat
::: carnage - destruction of life; slaughter; killing of large numbers of people or animals
::: compromise - adjust or settle by making mutual concessions; endanger the interests or reputation of; put into danger, disrepute, or a dishonorable position; Ex. compromise one's principle; N.
::: recidivism - habitual return to crime (even after being punished); N. recidivist