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Definition of "commandeered" [commandeered]

  • Simple past tense and past participle of commandeer. (verb)

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Use "commandeered" in a sentence
  • "Doing the humane thing—i.e., something good for the people of Haiti or Bosnia or Kosovo—could also be the smart and, to use the word commandeered by critics of such policies, the realistic thing, since it was good for the United States to avert instability in the Caribbean and the Balkans."
  • "Through the day, about 800 black-clad militiamen with Kalashnikovs and RPG launchers have been patrolling city streets in commandeered police vehicles."
  • "He's been administering to officers with supplies commandeered from a nearby pharmacy."