A Word A Day : Expropriate




Thursday, 13th September 2007 : Today's Word is ...

Expropriate



( Verb )


Pronunciation : ek-spro'pre-at

1. To deprive of possession

2. To transfer (another's property) to oneself

3. To take quick and forcible possession of


Etymology:


Medieval Latin expropriare, expropriat- : Latin ex-, ex- + Latin propriare, to appropriate - from proprius, one's own


Synonyms:


1. Confiscate

2. Seize

3. Grab

4. Commandeer

5. Snatch

6. Strip

7. Divest


Antonyms:


1. Appropriate

2. Distribute

3. Give


Contextual Examples:


• He
expropriated the property owners who lived in the path of the new highway.


Related Words:


1.
Expropriation: Noun

2.
Expropriator: Noun

3.
Expropriatory: Adjective

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