Ask and refuse

commandeer
(v)
com-ǝn-DEER
Meaning

to take possession of somebody's private property for public use

1st Sample Sentence

Today I saw the police commandeer someone's car in order to chase some escaping bank robbers.

Root

com (intensive prefix)#mandare (to order, commit to one's charge) (Latin)

Mnemonics

come and give me your deer. i.e. take something by force comandeering is close to commando

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