I verb accroach, adopt, annex, appropriate, ascribe falsely, assume, assume command, attach, collect, commandeer, convert, demand, deprive, expropriate, harass, hijack, impress, infringe, invade, preempt, preoccupy, prepossess, seize, sequester, stake a claim, take, take charge, take command, take over, take possession, usurp, wrest II index accroach, adopt, appropriate, assume (seize), attach (seize), collect (recover money), condemn (seize), demand, deprive, harass, hijack, impress (procure by force), impropriate, infringe, invade, seize (confiscate), sequester (seize property), takeover, usurp

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