Appropriate and Confiscate


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Appropriate verb – To take or make use of under a guise of authority but without actual right.
Usage example: archaeologists once freely appropriated artifacts excavated at ancient African sites for their museums in Europe

Confiscate is a synonym for appropriate in seize topic. In some cases you can use "Confiscate" instead a verb "Appropriate", when it comes to topics like adopt, steal, usurp.
Nearby Words: appropriation, appropriately, appropriateness, appropriated
Synonyms for Appropriate


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Confiscate verb – To take ownership or control of (something) by right of one's authority.
Usage example: anything that might be used as a weapon will be confiscated by the security guards

Appropriate is a synonym for confiscate in seize topic. You can use "Appropriate" instead a verb "Confiscate", if it concerns topics such as adopt, possession, steal, usurp.
Nearby Words: confiscation, confiscating
Synonyms for Confiscate

Common collocations

property appropriate property confiscate property
hoard appropriate hoard confiscate hoard
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Confiscate or Appropriate. 2016. Accessed June 15, 2021.

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