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ex·pro·pri·ate

 (ĕk-sprō′prē-āt′)
tr.v. ex·pro·pri·at·ed, ex·pro·pri·at·ing, ex·pro·pri·ates
To take (a property) for public use.

[Medieval Latin expropriāre, expropriāt- : Latin ex-, ex- + Latin propriāre, to appropriate (from proprius, one's own; see proper).]

ex·pro′pri·a′tion n.
ex·pro′pri·a′tor n.
ex·pro′pri·a·to′ry (-ə-tôr′ē) adj.

expropriate

(ɛksˈprəʊprɪˌeɪt)
vb (tr)
(Law) to deprive (an owner) of (property), esp by taking it for public use. See also eminent domain
[C17: from Medieval Latin expropriāre to deprive of possessions, from proprius own]
exˈpropriable adj
exˌpropriˈation n
exˈpropriˌator n

ex•pro•pri•ate

(ɛksˈproʊ priˌeɪt)

v.t. -at•ed, -at•ing.
1. to take possession of, esp. for public use.
2. to dispossess (a person) of ownership.
3. to take from another and use as one's own: expropriated ideas.
[1605–15; < Medieval Latin expropriātus, past participle of expropriāre to deprive of property = Latin ex- ex-1 + Medieval Latin propriāre to appropriate]
ex•pro′pri•a•ble (-ə bəl) adj.
ex•pro`pri•a′tion, n.
ex•pro′pri•a`tor, n.

expropriate


Past participle: expropriated
Gerund: expropriating

Imperative
expropriate
expropriate
Present
I expropriate
you expropriate
he/she/it expropriates
we expropriate
you expropriate
they expropriate
Preterite
I expropriated
you expropriated
he/she/it expropriated
we expropriated
you expropriated
they expropriated
Present Continuous
I am expropriating
you are expropriating
he/she/it is expropriating
we are expropriating
you are expropriating
they are expropriating
Present Perfect
I have expropriated
you have expropriated
he/she/it has expropriated
we have expropriated
you have expropriated
they have expropriated
Past Continuous
I was expropriating
you were expropriating
he/she/it was expropriating
we were expropriating
you were expropriating
they were expropriating
Past Perfect
I had expropriated
you had expropriated
he/she/it had expropriated
we had expropriated
you had expropriated
they had expropriated
Future
I will expropriate
you will expropriate
he/she/it will expropriate
we will expropriate
you will expropriate
they will expropriate
Future Perfect
I will have expropriated
you will have expropriated
he/she/it will have expropriated
we will have expropriated
you will have expropriated
they will have expropriated
Future Continuous
I will be expropriating
you will be expropriating
he/she/it will be expropriating
we will be expropriating
you will be expropriating
they will be expropriating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been expropriating
you have been expropriating
he/she/it has been expropriating
we have been expropriating
you have been expropriating
they have been expropriating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been expropriating
you will have been expropriating
he/she/it will have been expropriating
we will have been expropriating
you will have been expropriating
they will have been expropriating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been expropriating
you had been expropriating
he/she/it had been expropriating
we had been expropriating
you had been expropriating
they had been expropriating
Conditional
I would expropriate
you would expropriate
he/she/it would expropriate
we would expropriate
you would expropriate
they would expropriate
Past Conditional
I would have expropriated
you would have expropriated
he/she/it would have expropriated
we would have expropriated
you would have expropriated
they would have expropriated
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Verb1.expropriate - deprive of possessions; "The Communist government expropriated the landowners"
deprive, divest, strip - take away possessions from someone; "The Nazis stripped the Jews of all their assets"

expropriate

verb (Formal) seize, take, appropriate, confiscate, assume, take over, take away, commandeer, requisition, arrogate The Bolsheviks expropriated the property of the landowners.

expropriate

verb
To take quick and forcible possession of:
Idiom: help oneself to.
Translations
vyvlastnit
pakkolunastaa

expropriate

[eksˈprəʊprɪeɪt] VTexpropiar

expropriate

[ɛkˈsprəʊprieɪt] vtexproprier

expropriate

vtenteignen

expropriate

[ɛksˈprəʊprɪˌeɪt] vtespropriare
References in classic literature ?
The expropriators are expropriated." And as fast as capitalistic governments crashed, cooperative commonwealths arose in their place.
owners are expropriators who are motivated by a desire to consume
And how could you really justify the "expropriation of the expropriators," if the latter didn't expropriate all that much?
Costaguana--the redolence of bird dung is pungent--suffers from the endemic disorder and danger that bespeak generations of masters whose ruling passions are power and greed: it was "as though the government of the country had been a struggle of lust between bands of absurd devils let loose upon the land with sabres and uniforms and grandiloquent phrases." Officialdom amounts to the "nightmarish parody of administration without law, without security, and without justice." When there is a "military revolt in the name of national honour," Conrad means that the forces of native avarice are gathering under the banner of expropriating the gringo expropriators. A familiar picture, true as ever.
Russo is intense in his hostility to the politicization of identity, and to the exclusiveness demanded by political overseers, expropriators of racial issues, and nationalist/tribalist rhetoric.
Cohen H (1965) Courts as expropriators. Proceedings of the World Congress for Jewish Studies 1: 185-188.
Soviet society had 'expropriated the expropriators', but had succeeded in achieving neither 'producers' self-government' nor a degree of development 'capable of satisfying a series of needs that have evolved over history'.
Osvaldo Bayer, The Anarchist Expropriators. Buenaventura Durruti and Argentina's Working-Class Robin Hoods, translated by Paul Sharkey Oakland and Edinburgh: AK Press, 2015; 160pp; ISBN 9781849352239
In the summer of 1920, socialist labor organizers decided there would be an effort to "expropriate the expropriators"--and a seizure of factories commenced in several major urban centers.
Granted, Bernie is not talking about expropriating the expropriators or dismantling the American Empire, but he is talking about reforming capitalism the way FDR talked about it and the way Tommy Douglas talked about it.
Instead of assuming that controlling owners are expropriators who are motivated by a desire to consume private benefits at the expense of minority shareholders, we assert that many controlling owners are instead motivated primarily by a desire to pursue their idiosyncratic visions that they believe will increase the value of their firms to the benefit of all shareholders.
It's hardly "the expropriation of the expropriators" envisaged by Marx.