Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb sequester

5 senses of sequester

Sense 1
sequester -- (requisition forcibly, as of enemy property; "the estate was sequestered")
       => take -- (take into one's possession; "We are taking an orphan from Romania"; "I'll take three salmon steaks")

Sense 2
impound, attach, sequester, confiscate, seize -- (take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority; "The FBI seized the drugs"; "The customs agents impounded the illegal shipment"; "The police confiscated the stolen artwork")
       => take -- (take into one's possession; "We are taking an orphan from Romania"; "I'll take three salmon steaks")

Sense 3
sequester -- (undergo sequestration by forming a stable compound with an ion; "The cations were sequestered")
       => change -- (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night")

Sense 4
seclude, sequester, sequestrate, withdraw -- (keep away from others; "He sequestered himself in his study to write a book")
       => isolate, insulate -- (place or set apart; "They isolated the political prisoners from the other inmates")

Sense 5
sequester, sequestrate, keep apart, set apart, isolate -- (set apart from others; "The dentist sequesters the tooth he is working on")
       => separate, disunite, divide, part -- (force, take, or pull apart; "He separated the fighting children"; "Moses parted the Red Sea")

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