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  1. expropriate

    • IPA[ɪksˈprəʊprɪeɪt]

    英式

    • v.
      (of the state or an authority) take (property) from its owner for public use or benefit;dispossess (someone) of property
    • verb: expropriate, 3rd person present: expropriates, gerund or present participle: expropriating, past tense: expropriated, past participle: expropriated

    • 釋義

    動詞

    • 1. (of the state or an authority) take (property) from its owner for public use or benefit their assets were expropriated by the government
    • dispossess (someone) of property the measures expropriated the landlords
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    • IPA[ˌeksˈprōprēˌāt]

    美式

    • v.
      (especially of the state) take away (property) from its owner: government plans to expropriate farmland

    Oxford American Dictionary