Friday, February 4, 2011

expropriate


expropriate [ eks-proh-pree-eyt ]
 transitive verb ]
 MEANING :
 1. to deprive or take away from someone his possessions or ownership rights
2. to take something from someone else for one's own use
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 The government has decided to expropriate more land in Chandipur in order to expand its missile testing base.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 An Argentine government secretary, Luis D'Elía, has lead recent efforts to expropriate Tompkins's holdings and publicly hinted that the environmentalist is working with the U.S. government to exert control over regional water supplies.