April 21, 2019
Learner's Word of the Day
confiscate /ˈkɑːnfəˌskeɪt/ verb
confiscate
/ˈkɑːnfəˌskeɪt/
verb

confiscates; confiscated; confiscating

Teacher confiscating a cell phone
Teacher confiscating a cell phone
Learner's definition of CONFISCATE

[+ object]

: to take (something) away from someone especially as punishment or to enforce the law or rules

  • Guards confiscated knives and other weapons from the prisoners.

  • The police have the authority to confiscate [=seize] the drug dealer's property.

  • The teacher confiscated all cell phones for the duration of the field trip.

confiscation /ˌkɑːnfəˈskeɪʃən/ noun [noncount]

  • the confiscation of terrorists' assets

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