commandeer commandeer  /ˌkɑ mən ˈdɪr/


  • (v) take arbitrarily or by force




    ?11 JUN 2013 Commandeer a ship, sail with your mates out of Tortuga, hunt for hidden treasures, and explore the possibilities! Don't have IGN Prime? Join Today!
    on June 12, 2013     Source: IGN Guides

  2. Potential new target to thwart antibiotic resistance: Viruses in gut confer antibiotic resistance to bacteria

    Bacteria in the gut that are under attack by antibiotics have allies no one had anticipated, scientists have found. Gut viruses that usually commandeer the bacteria, it turns out, enable them to survive the antibiotic onslaught, most likely by handing them genes that help them withstand the drug.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  3. Metal Gear Solid V Kicks Off Microsoft's E3 Event

    Microsoft opened its E3 press conference with an extended trailer for Metal Gear Solid V, showing off many changes to the series’ traditional formula. Konami had previously announced the game’s open-world nature, but the video highlighted how that works. Snake (now with a ponytail) can commandeer transportation like horses, tanks, and jeeps to get around the world. Stealth is even still possible ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Game Informer


  1. "The president should be ashamed of using a national day of mourning to commandeer the airwaves to give a speech that was designed not to unite the country and commemorate the fallen but to seek support for a war in Iraq that he has admitted had...
    on Sep 11, 2006 By: Edward Kennedy Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "It is mind-boggling that the secretary would commandeer for his own personal convenience a jet that is supposed to be used by CDC for public health emergencies," Waxman said.
    on Jun 14, 2006 By: Henry Waxman Source: FOXNews

  3. "Don't give me your money. Don't send me $10 million today. Give me buses and gas. Buses and gas. Buses and gas," said Democratic Louisiana state Rep. Karen Carter, whose district includes the French Quarter. "If you have to commandeer...
    on Sep 3, 2005 By: Karen Carter Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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