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commandeer

Definitions

commandeer rate
To take over, generally in out-of-the-ordinary circumstances.
Usage: When Captain Queeg "lost it" during command of his ship at sea in a typhoon, Lieutenant Maryk commandeered it - and steered the U.S.S. Caine to safety.

commandeer rate
(Verb) to take an object away from another
Usage: The police commandeered my car.

commandeer rate
(Adjective) to take hold of
Usage: He left to commandeer the castle.

commandeer rate
to take command
Usage: He chose to commandeer the situation.

commandeer rate
to take over
Usage: He commandeered the entire event for his own benefit.


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