To set aside for a specific use or certain person
Of government: forcibly to divest another of a property interest, as by eminent domain.
To focus the attention or intellect on:
To lay claim to for oneself or as one's right
To receive or adopt.
To ascribe on behalf of another in an unwarranted manner:
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.
To obtain or remove by pulling with twisting movements:
To give oneself up to another's power or control, esp. as a prisoner
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