confiscate

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Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA (key): /ˈkɒnfɪskeɪt/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: con‧fis‧cate

Verb[change]

Plain form
confiscate

Third-person singular
confiscates

Past tense
confiscated

Past participle
confiscated

Present participle
confiscating

  1. (transitive) If you confiscate something, you use your authority to take it from someone.
    In schools it is common for teachers to confiscate electronic games and other distractions.