Synonyms for Confiscate:


encroach, requisition, rob, go off with, repossess. appropriate (noun)


possession (verb)
seize, sequester, impound, attach.
steal; seize (verb)
appropriate, take, expropriate, annex, impound, commandeer, sequester, usurp, grab.
take (verb)
annex, deprive, capture, usurp, levy, abduct, get, amass, bag, collect, catch, appropriate, monopolize, impound, grab, take, procure, nab, harvest, reap, commandeer, acquire, gather.

Other synonyms:

repossess, go off with, rob. expropriate, encroach. requisition. bleed

Usage examples for confiscate

  1. He can suspend the operation of the laws and ordinances, if he sees fit to do so; can destroy or confiscate property; and, in short, the island may be said to be perpetually in a state of siege." – Cuba, Old and New by Albert Gardner Robinson
  2. You speak as if- as if- you had a right to confiscate my property. – The Keeper of the Door by Ethel M. Dell
  3. If the Kaiser confiscate your Uncles, against law; seize your Pommern; rob you on the public highways,- George Wilhelm, even in such case, is full of dubitations. – History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. III. (of XXI.) Frederick The Great--The Hohenzollerns In Brandenburg--1412-1718 by Thomas Carlyle