Expropriate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |eksˈproʊprieɪt|  American pronunciation of the word expropriate
Brit.  |ɪksˈprəʊprɪeɪt|  British pronunciation of the word expropriate

verb

- deprive of possessions

The Communist government expropriated the landowners

Examples

...dissidents were shot, and their lands expropriated under his regime...

...the state will have to expropriate scores of homeowners in order to build the new road...

Much of the land for the airport was expropriated from local farmers.

The Communist government expropriated the landowners

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: expropriate
he/she/it: expropriates
present participle: expropriating
past tense: expropriated
past participle: expropriated
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