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English verb: sequester

1. sequester (possession) requisition forcibly, as of enemy property


SamplesThe estate was sequestered.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)take


Verb groupattach, confiscate, impound, seize, sequester

2. sequester (possession) take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority


SamplesThe FBI seized the drugs.
The customs agents impounded the illegal shipment.
The police confiscated the stolen artwork.


Synonymsattach, confiscate, impound, seize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)take


Narrower (hyponym)condemn, distrain, garnish, garnishee


Verb groupsequester

3. sequester (change) undergo sequestration by forming a stable compound with an ion


SamplesThe cations were sequestered.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)change


Domain categorychemical science, chemistry

4. sequester (change) keep away from others


SamplesHe sequestered himself in his study to write a book.


Synonymsseclude, sequestrate, withdraw


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)insulate, isolate


Verb groupadjourn, retire, withdraw

5. sequester (change) set apart from others


SamplesThe dentist sequesters the tooth he is working on.


Synonymsisolate, keep apart, sequestrate, set apart


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)disunite, divide, part, separate









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