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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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