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To take something away from someone - thesaurus

Synonyms

go off with

to leave with something that belongs to someone else

seize

verb

to take something using official power and force

rob

verb

to take something such as an opportunity, skill, or quality from someone, often in an unfair way

deprive

verb

if you deprive someone of something, you take it away from them or prevent them from having it

snatch

verb

to pull or take something away quickly

encroach

verb

to gradually take something such as power or authority from someone else

repossess

verb

to take back something that someone had promised to pay you for over a period of time because they are unable to continue paying you for it

confiscate

verb

to officially remove someone’s possessions for legal reasons or as a punishment

impound

verb

if the police or other officials impound something, they take it away from someone because they have done something illegal

requisition

verb

if the army or another group requisitions something, they formally order it to be given to them to be used for official purposes

attach

verb

legal to take money or property from someone as payment of a debt

attachment

noun

legal the process of taking money or property from someone as payment of a debt

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appropriate

verb

formal to take something for yourself

appropriation

noun

formallegal the action of taking something, especially when you have no right to take it

commandeer

verb

to take something that belongs to someone else

dispossess

verb

formal to take something valuable such as land away from someone

do out of

to stop someone from getting or having something that they should have, especially in a way that is unfair or dishonest

expropriate

verb

formal to take someone’s land, money, or possessions and use them for public purposes

expropriate

verb

formal to take something that does not belong to you and use it for yourself

rip

verb

to take something from someone in a way that seems unfair

sequester

verb

to sequestrate

sequestrate

verb

to take someone’s property away from them until they pay the money that they owe

snaffle

verb

Britishinformal to quickly take something for yourself, especially so that someone else does not get it before you

sneak

verb

to take someone or something secretly or illegally

strip

verb

to take something away using force or authority

waltz off with

to take something without asking permission

withdraw

verb

to take something back, or to stop providing something

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