Meaning of commandeer

com•man•deer

Pronunciation: (kom"un-dēr'), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to order or force into active military service.
  2. to seize (private property) for military or other public use: The police officer commandeered a taxi and took off after the getaway car.
  3. to seize arbitrarily.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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