Etymology
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commandeer (v.)

1881, "to seize or force into military service," from Dutch (especially Afrikaans) kommandeeren "to command" (for military service), from French commander "to order" (see command (v.)). General sense "take arbitrary possession of" is from 1900. Related: Commandeered; commandeering.

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Definitions of commandeer

commandeer (v.)
take arbitrarily or by force;
The Cubans commandeered the plane and flew it to Miami
Synonyms: hijack / highjack / pirate
From wordnet.princeton.edu