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.