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Synonyms for confiscateˈkɒn fəˌskeɪt, kənˈfɪs keɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. confiscate, forfeit, forfeited(verb)

    surrendered as a penalty

    forfeit, forfeited, confiscate


  2. impound, attach, sequester, confiscate, seize(verb)

    take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority

    "The FBI seized the drugs"; "The customs agents impounded the illegal shipment"; "The police confiscated the stolen artwork"

    clutch, get hold of, tie, set apart, arrogate, sequester, capture, withdraw, attach, prehend, seclude, isolate, impound, assume, pound, keep apart, conquer, usurp, bind, grab, sequestrate, confiscate, take over, seize, appropriate, bond


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. confiscate

    appropriate, deny, refuse, resume, retain, seize, withhold

    allot, appoint, apportion, assign, award, destine, distribute, divide, give, grant, mete out, portion out, select, set apart

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. confiscate(v. a.)

    cause to be forfeited, condemn to public use

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

confiscates, forfeit, seize, confiscation, expropriate

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