Definition Of expropriate


(especially of the state) take away (property) from its owner.

government plans to expropriate farmland

Example Of expropriate

  • As a result, the government took away two of his power companies and a bank, and threatened to expropriate his family.

  • As China grows into a great power, the wealth transferred into the country by expropriating intellectual property will propel it forward.

  • But the leaders will not expropriate anyone or close any of the mass media.

  • By that time a number of landlords were only too glad to sell up and be expropriated .

  • Drug companies are sitting ducks for governments to expropriate their property.

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