Definition of expropriate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    expropriate

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ɛksˈproʊprˌieɪt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they expropriate
     
    he / she / it expropriates
     
    past simple expropriated
     
    -ing form expropriating
     
     
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  1. 1expropriate something (formal or law) (of a government or an authority) to officially take away private property from its owner for public use
  2. 2expropriate something (formal) to take someone's property and use it without permission
expropriation
 
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NAmE//ɛksˌproʊpriˈeɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable]
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