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Synonyms for confiscate
ˈkɒn fəˌskeɪt, kənˈfɪs keɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. confiscate, forfeit, forfeited(verb)

    surrendered as a penalty

    Synonyms:
    forfeit, forfeited

    Antonyms:
    won

  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"

    Synonyms:
    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, take over, seize, appropriate, bond

    Antonyms:
    won

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. confiscate

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. confiscate

    Synonyms:
    seize, escheat, dis, possess, sequestrate, distrain

    Antonyms:
    restore, release, refund

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. confiscate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    cause to be forfeited, condemn to public use

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    confiscates, forfeit, seize, confiscation, expropriate

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How to use confiscate in a sentence?

  1. John Maynard Keynes:

    The best way to destroy the capitalist system is to debauch the currency. By a continuing process of inflation governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens.

  2. Dudley Brown:

    The main objective of these students is to ban firearms completely, and confiscate the firearms of law-abiding Americans, we will oppose them at every step.

  3. David S. McAlvaney:

    Thus perhaps the most dangerous of all socialist attacks on America in the 1990s is the onslaught to register and confiscate America's firearms. America cannot be subjugated to communism or a socialist dictatorship until Americans are first disarmed. Poland has strict gun control; so does Cambodia, Russia, and Red China. Over 100 million people were brutally slaughtered in those countries, but first they were disarmed. The danger to people when they can't own guns is far greater than any danger gun ownership can ever create.

  4. Steve Kraus:

    Unfortunately it's a common problem in just about every country in the world, when you confiscate condoms, studies again and again show that condoms are less likely to be used. Commercial sex is going to take place in more risky venues, where the women selling sex are more vulnerable to violence, extortion, robbery, assault, gang rape.

  5. Mick Zais:

    The Commission will not be looking at ways to confiscate those weapons or abrogate the second amendment, but what we will be doing is looking at specific age limits for the purchase of specific kinds of weapons.


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