GRE Word List

COMMANDEER

take (private property) for military use without needing permission or giving payment; draft for military purposes

Immense: IELTS Vocabulary
Immense: IELTS Vocabulary

The meaning of the word commandeer is take (private property) for military use without needing permission or giving payment; draft for military purposes.

Random words

WordMeaning
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clichephrase dulled in meaning by repetition; platitude; ADJ. cliched
militantcombative; bellicose; N.
suavityurbanity; polish; ADJ. suave: smooth and courteous
antagonismhostility; active opposition; V. antagonize: cause to become an enemy; N. antagonist: person who is opposed to another; opponent; adversary; principal character in oppostion to the protagonist
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flairtalent