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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 for "confiscate":

    confiscates, forfeit, seize, confiscation, expropriate

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How to use confiscate in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Roger Quarles Mills:

    Prohibition was introduced as a fraud; it has been nursed as a fraud. It is wrapped in the livery of Heaven, but it comes to serve the devil. It comes to regulate by law our appetites and our daily lives. It comes to tear down liberty and build up fanaticism, hypocrisy, and intolerance. It comes to confiscate by legislative decree the property of many of our fellow citizens. It comes to send spies, detectives, and informers into our homes; to have us arrested and carried before courts and condemned to fines and imprisonments. It comes to dissipate the sunlight of happiness, peace, and prosperity in which we are now living and to fill our land with alienations, estrangements, and bitterness. It comes to bring us evil - only evil - and that continually. Let us rise in our might as one and overwhelm it with such indignation that we shall never hear of it again as long as grass grows and water runs.

  3. Bari Abdelatif:

    Sometimes they follow the woman home and detain her father, or they confiscate her ID and tell her to come back with her father to pick it up.

  4. Zhang Xiaoming:

    After the agreements are made, China will share intelligence with the U.S. and Australia, which will also offer information to their enforcement agencies to conduct further investigations, once law enforcement officers in the U.S. and Australia identify illegal funds, they will immediately initiate judicial procedures to freeze and confiscate those criminal proceeds in their countries.

  5. Governor Ralph Northam:

    No one is calling out the National Guard. No one is cutting off your electricity, or turning off the Internet. No one is going door-to-door to confiscate guns, these laws are intended to keep Virginians safe. Period. It's time to act.


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