verb (used with object)
- command paper,
- command performance,
- command post,
- commander in chief,
- commander islands,
Origin of commandeer
Examples from the Web for commandeer
In the mood to commandeer a Boeing 727 and demand half a million dollars in ransom?
Surely he never intended to commandeer the courthouses of Kabul where we would square off against the Taliban—lawyer to lawyer.
They now commandeer well-organized battalions of volunteers who could turn out voters for Obama.
Then in the Sikukuni war it was Frank Muller who caused them to commandeer uncle's two best waggons and spans.Jess|H. Rider Haggard
Further, General de Villiers was enjoined to commandeer the Harrismith burghers anew.Through Shot and Flame|J. D. Kestell.
I managed to commandeer a motor ambulance and stow them in it.The Great War As I Saw It|Frederick George Scott
I am most confident of that, since I am about to commandeer the Poet.The Cassowary|Stanley Waterloo
I only hope they wont want to commandeer it for carrying soldiers down to the Serbian border.Motor Boat Boys Down the Danube|Louis Arundel
Word Origin for commandeer
1881, from Dutch (especially Afrikaans) kommandeeren "to command" (for military service), from French commander (see command (v.)). Related: Commandeered; commandeering.