To take quick and forcible possession of
To lay claim to for oneself or as one's right
To force into military service
To seize for public use
The pause allowed him time to commandeer the buckets.
You can commandeer any safe house or Guardians or anything you want.
You can commandeer old hooded towels household chores and use them for cleaning rags.
Commandeer a hutch or curio and use it in your office for a cabinet or bookcase.
zone reconnaissance mission, the corps commander allows the regimental commandeer considerable freedom of action.