What is another word for confiscate?

Pronunciation: [kˈɒnfɪskˌe͡ɪt] (IPA)

Confiscate means taking possession of something by the government or authority. Several synonyms can be used instead of the word "confiscate," including seize, expropriate, appropriate, impound, and take away. The word "seize" means to take control of something forcefully and quickly. "Expropriate" means taking over someone's property without their consent for public use. "Appropriate" means taking someone's property for personal gain without their permission. "Impound" is a legal order to confiscate someone's property by the police for any illegal activity they might have committed. "Take away" is a general term used to convey any actions that involve removing something from someone's possession.

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What are the opposite words for confiscate?

Confiscate means to seize or take something away from someone. Antonyms for confiscate would be to return, give back, release, restore, or surrender. When an item is confiscated, it is taken away because it is illegal or harmful. But sometimes items may be taken away unjustly or accidentally, and in those cases, the item should be returned to the rightful owner. For example, if someone's phone was mistakenly taken during a security check, the security staff should return the phone when it is discovered. Restoring or surrendering the item means that it was rightfully given to the person and should not be taken away.

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Usage examples for Confiscate

And so, when one day he confided to me that he was living in constant fear of the police, who were likely to raid his premises at any time and confiscate his valuables, I made a proposition to him.
"The Gray Phantom's Return"
Herman Landon
There were places throughout the realm where his power was rampant as ever-where he could still seize, confiscate, and behead.
"The White Gauntlet"
Mayne Reid
Your bill proposes to confiscate, practically, from the present owners a strip of valuable land forty miles wide by nearly eighty miles long.
"The Shepherd of the North"
Richard Aumerle Maher

Famous quotes with Confiscate

  • By a continuing process of inflation, government can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens.
    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.
    John Maynard Keynes
  • CBS started to confiscate our packages and mail as a safety procedure. A lot of packages that people send for the holidays and to our kids we can't open. A lot of times they are from overseas. It's very upsetting at times.
    Hunter Tylo
  • 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.
    John Maynard Keynes
  • If the roused and insurgent consumers secure the means of production of the salt industry, in all probability they will confiscate this industry for their own profit, and their first thought will be, not to relegate it to free competition, but rather to exploit it, , for their own account.  They will then name a director or a directive committee to operate the saltworks, to whom they will allocate the funds necessary to defray the costs of salt production.  Then, since the experience of the past will have made them suspicious and distrustful, since they will be afraid that the director named by them will seize production for his own benefit, and simply reconstitute by open or hidden means the old monopoly for his own profit, they will elect delegates, representatives entrusted with appropriating the funds necessary for production, with watching over their use, and with making sure that the salt produced is equally distributed to those entitled to it.  The production of salt will be organized in this manner.
    Gustave de Molinari

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