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People should have an escape valve for their money, their assets. If you have substantial financial assets, the government is going to confiscate the purchasing power of those assets and spend it.
Peter Schiff

Meaning of "confiscate" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CONFISCATE

From Latin confiscāre to seize for the public treasury, from fiscus basket, treasury.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CONFISCATE

confiscate  [ˈkɒnfɪˌskeɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CONFISCATE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Confiscate is a verb and can also act as an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb confiscate in English.

WHAT DOES CONFISCATE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Confiscation

Confiscation, from the Latin confiscatio 'joining to the fiscus, i.e. transfer to the treasury' is a legal seizure by a government or other public authority. The word is also used, popularly, of spoliation under legal forms, or of any seizure of property as punishment or in enforcement of the law.

Definition of confiscate in the English dictionary

The first definition of confiscate in the dictionary is to seize, esp for public use and esp by way of a penalty. Other definition of confiscate is seized or confiscated; forfeit. Confiscate is also having lost or been deprived of property through confiscation.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO CONFISCATE

PRESENT

Present
I confiscate
you confiscate
he/she/it confiscates
we confiscate
you confiscate
they confiscate
Present continuous
I am confiscating
you are confiscating
he/she/it is confiscating
we are confiscating
you are confiscating
they are confiscating
Present perfect
I have confiscated
you have confiscated
he/she/it has confiscated
we have confiscated
you have confiscated
they have confiscated
Present perfect continuous
I have been confiscating
you have been confiscating
he/she/it has been confiscating
we have been confiscating
you have been confiscating
they have been confiscating
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I confiscated
you confiscated
he/she/it confiscated
we confiscated
you confiscated
they confiscated
Past continuous
I was confiscating
you were confiscating
he/she/it was confiscating
we were confiscating
you were confiscating
they were confiscating
Past perfect
I had confiscated
you had confiscated
he/she/it had confiscated
we had confiscated
you had confiscated
they had confiscated
Past perfect continuous
I had been confiscating
you had been confiscating
he/she/it had been confiscating
we had been confiscating
you had been confiscating
they had been confiscating
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will confiscate
you will confiscate
he/she/it will confiscate
we will confiscate
you will confiscate
they will confiscate
Future continuous
I will be confiscating
you will be confiscating
he/she/it will be confiscating
we will be confiscating
you will be confiscating
they will be confiscating
Future perfect
I will have confiscated
you will have confiscated
he/she/it will have confiscated
we will have confiscated
you will have confiscated
they will have confiscated
Future perfect continuous
I will have been confiscating
you will have been confiscating
he/she/it will have been confiscating
we will have been confiscating
you will have been confiscating
they will have been confiscating
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would confiscate
you would confiscate
he/she/it would confiscate
we would confiscate
you would confiscate
they would confiscate
Conditional continuous
I would be confiscating
you would be confiscating
he/she/it would be confiscating
we would be confiscating
you would be confiscating
they would be confiscating
Conditional perfect
I would have confiscate
you would have confiscate
he/she/it would have confiscate
we would have confiscate
you would have confiscate
they would have confiscate
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been confiscating
you would have been confiscating
he/she/it would have been confiscating
we would have been confiscating
you would have been confiscating
they would have been confiscating
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you confiscate
we let´s confiscate
you confiscate
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to confiscate
Past participle
confiscated
Present Participle
confiscating
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CONFISCATE


advocate
ˈædvəˌkeɪt
bletheranskate
ˈblɛðərənˌskeɪt
bletherskate
ˈbleðəˌskeɪt
cate
keɪt
cheapskate
ˈtʃiːpˌskeɪt
communicate
kəˈmjuːnɪˌkeɪt
coruscate
ˈkɒrəˌskeɪt
educate
ˈɛdjʊˌkeɪt
expiscate
ˈɛkspɪˌskeɪt
figure-skate
ˈfɪɡəˌskeɪt
ice-skate
ˈaɪsskeɪt
indicate
ˈɪndɪˌkeɪt
infuscate
ɪnˈfʌskeɪt
Kate
keɪt
locate
ləʊˈkeɪt
meniscate
mɪˈnɪskeɪt
moschate
ˈmɒskeɪt
outskate
ˌaʊtˈskeɪt
roller-skate
ˈrəʊləˌskeɪt
skate
skeɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CONFISCATE

confirmatory
confirmed
confirmed credit
confirmed letter of credit
confirmedly
confirmee
confirmer
confirmings
confirmor
confiscable
confiscatable
confiscation
confiscator
confiscatory
confiserie
confiseur
confit
Confiteor
confiture
confix

WORDS THAT END LIKE CONFISCATE

abdicate
aguacate
allocate
authenticate
birth certificate
certificate
complicate
delicate
duplicate
eradicate
fabricate
intricate
lemniscate
obfuscate
relocate
replicate
silicate
syndicate
triplicate
truncate

Synonyms and antonyms of confiscate in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CONFISCATE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «confiscate» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of confiscate

Translation of «confiscate» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CONFISCATE

Find out the translation of confiscate to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of confiscate from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «confiscate» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

没收
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

confiscar
570 millions of speakers

English

confiscate
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

जब्त
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يُصَادِرُ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

конфисковать
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

confiscar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বাজেয়াপ্ত করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

confisquer
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Merampas
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

beschlagnahmen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

没収する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

압수하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ngrampog
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tịch thu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பறிமுதல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

जप्त करणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

el koyma
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

confiscare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

skonfiskować
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

конфіскувати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a confisca
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κατάσχω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

konfiskeer
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

beslagta
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

konfiskere
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of confiscate

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CONFISCATE»

The term «confiscate» is regularly used and occupies the 55.098 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CONFISCATE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «confiscate» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «confiscate» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about confiscate

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4 QUOTES WITH «CONFISCATE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word confiscate.
1
Dick Cavett
Nobody is going to try to confiscate guns, although some Web sites know better: President Obama, they are certain, wants to.
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John Maynard Keynes
By a continuing process of inflation, government can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens.
3
Peter Schiff
People should have an escape valve for their money, their assets. If you have substantial financial assets, the government is going to confiscate the purchasing power of those assets and spend it.
4
Hunter Tylo
CBS started to confiscate our packages and mail as a safety procedure. A lot of packages that people send for the holidays and to our kids we can't open. A lot of times they are from overseas. It's very upsetting at times.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CONFISCATE»

Discover the use of confiscate in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to confiscate and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Recommendation Whether to Confiscate, Destroy, and Burn All ...
Reuchlin did not stop anti-Semitism in the Reformation by either Catholics or Protestants, but he stemmed the advance of those vowed to wipe Judaism out in Europe and began the long, slow movement in the West to appreciate and learn what ...
Johann Reuchlin, Peter Wortsman, 2000
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Recommendation Whether to Confiscate, Destroy, and Burn All ...
A late fifteenth- early sixteenth-century theologian is asked to comment on this recommendation by the emperor of Germany. Brings to light a valuable moment in Reformation history.
Johannes Reuchlin, Peter Wortsman, 2004
3
Confiscate the Property and Free the Slaves of Rebels
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
Isaac Newton Arnold, 2010
4
The Rise to Power of the Chinese Communist Party: Documents ...
II) The Different Views of the Provincial Committee Members A) The Peasant Question — The Land Question 1) Zedong 's View: (i) To confiscate the land, we must have targets. Since most landlords in China are small (there are only a few big ...
Tony Saich, Benjamin Yang, 1995
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The Great Rebellion: Its Secret History, Rise, Progress, and ...
Now if Congress can confiscate the real estate of one in rebellion against his government, of which there can be no doubt, I think it elear they could also confiscate the slave property of the same party ; and it seems to me to follow that  ...
John Minor Botts, 1866
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The Acts and Monuments of John Foxe: With a Life of the ...
The fourteenth was the licentiate Anthony de Herezuelo, a lawyer dwelling at Toro ; who, after he was proclaimed heretic and his goods confiscate, was condemned to be burned; and moreover had his mouth stopped, for that he should not ...
John Foxe, George Townsend, 1846
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The Great Rebellion: Its Secret History, Rise, Progress, and ...
Now if Congress can confiscate the real estate of one in rebellion against his government, of which there can be no doubt, ... confiscate the slave property of the same party; and it seems to me to follow that, if the President can confiscate the ...
John Minor BOTTS, 1866
8
The Church Historians of England: Reformation Period
Then was called from her seat, fifteenth in order, Katharine Romain, dwelling in Pedrosa ; who, receiving the like sentence, was condemned to be burned, and all her goods confiscate. 16. Hernand de Herrera, burned. The sixteenth was the ...
9
Encyclopædia metropolitana; or, Universal dictionary of ...
comprising the twofold advantage of a philosophical and an alphabetical arrangement, with appropriate engravings Samuel Taylor Coleridge Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose. CONFIRMATION. CONFISCATE.
Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose, 1845
10
Limitations on the Treaty-making Power Under the ...
When Judge Chase, in the quotation above made from his opinion, page 233, declares that if Virginia by her Act of October 20th, 1777, had a right to confiscate British debts, yet did not exercise the right, "the plaintiff in error must have ...
Henry St. George Tucker, 1915

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CONFISCATE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term confiscate is used in the context of the following news items.
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Parliament passes law to confiscate property gained through …
It goes a notch higher than the 2009 Anti Corruption Act by granting the government the power to confiscate properties invested abroad by ... «NTV Uganda, Jul 15»
2
Karen Selick: The law will confiscate your property if you can't make …
Over the past 14 years, eight of Canada's 10 provinces (the exceptions are Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador) have ... «National Post, Jul 15»
3
Police report on firework-related calls, prepare confiscate fireworks
Police report on firework-related calls, prepare confiscate fireworks. Tools. Print this article; Email this article. By A Willson. Story Published: Jul ... «Newscenter1.tv, Jul 15»
4
Las Cruces officials confiscate $2K in illegal fireworks
Las Cruces law enforcement officials confiscated $2,000 worth of illegal fireworks over the Fourth of July weekend. (Courtesy photo). «Las Cruces Sun-News, Jul 15»
5
Folly of spying on school lunch boxes
GOVERNMENT guidelines say teachers can confiscate and destroy items from children's lunch boxes if they deem them unhealthy. «Express.co.uk, Jul 15»
6
Four-legged crime busters confiscate millions in drugs
Constable Bungeni Mabunda and his police sniffer dog, Hunter, search for narcotics at the international arrivals section of OR Tambo Airport. «Times LIVE, Jul 15»
7
Dennis police, firefighters confiscate $8K in fireworks
It is mandatory for law enforcement to confiscate fireworks. A person in possession of fireworks in the commonwealth cannot be arrested, but ... «Cape Cod Today, Jul 15»
8
Pagan prisoner makes complaint after officers confiscate
A Pagan prisoner is demanding his spell-book back after it was confiscated by jail wardens. John Chadwick, an inmate at privately-run HMP ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
9
German authorities confiscate Nazi tank, other WWII weapons from …
BERLIN - Authorities seized a 45-ton Panther tank, a flak cannon and multiple other World War II-era military weapons in a raid on a ... «CP24 Toronto's Breaking News, Jul 15»
10
Police confiscate WW2 tank hidden in cellar
Police searched a villa in a wealthy suburb of Kiel on Wednesday and found a Second World War tank, a torpedo and other weaponry in the ... «The Local.de, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Confiscate [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/confiscate>. Dec 2019 ».
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