To take control of (something) without permission or authorization and use it for one's own purposes:
(Biology) To convert a molecule or cell into a form that carries out a specific action:
To dominate; subjugate
To enroll for compulsory service in the armed forces; draft
To sequester is to take something or someone out of the mainstream or out of circulation and put into isolation.
To confiscate is for an authority figure to take something away, often as a penalty.
To focus the attention or intellect on:
To take to oneself in exclusion of others; to claim or use as by an exclusive right.
To get possession of by unscrupulous methods
To get (a small amount of sleep).
To deprive a person of their private property for public use.
To ascribe on behalf of another in an unwarranted manner:
To put oneself into
To offer in good faith; pledge:
To publish, reproduce, or make use of without authorization (a literary work, musical recording, film, etc.), esp. in violation of a copyright
To gain possession of by prior right or opportunity, especially to settle on (public land) so as to obtain the right to buy before others.
The definition of highjack is to steal by force.
Find another word for commandeer. In this page you can discover 26 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for commandeer, like: hijack, activate, enslave, draft, conscript, sequester, confiscate, enlist, recruit, seize and appropriate.