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")

Antonyms of adj sequestered

2 senses of sequestered

Sense 1
cloistered, reclusive, secluded, sequestered -- (providing privacy or seclusion; "the cloistered academic world of books"; "sat close together in the sequestered pergola"; "sitting under the reclusive calm of a shade tree"; "a secluded romantic spot")

INDIRECT (VIA private) -> public -- (not private; open to or concerning the people as a whole; "the public good"; "public libraries"; "public funds"; "public parks"; "a public scandal"; "public gardens"; "performers and members of royal families are public figures")

Sense 2
sequestered -- (kept separate and secluded; "a sequestered jury")

INDIRECT (VIA segregated) -> integrated -- (not segregated; designated as available to all races or groups; "integrated schools")

Similarity of adj sequestered

2 senses of sequestered

Sense 1
cloistered, reclusive, secluded, sequestered -- (providing privacy or seclusion; "the cloistered academic world of books"; "sat close together in the sequestered pergola"; "sitting under the reclusive calm of a shade tree"; "a secluded romantic spot")
       => private (vs. public) -- (confined to particular persons or groups or providing privacy; "a private place"; "private discussions"; "private lessons"; "a private club"; "a private secretary"; "private property"; "the former President is now a private citizen"; "public figures struggle to maintain a private life")

Sense 2
sequestered -- (kept separate and secluded; "a sequestered jury")
       => segregated (vs. integrated), unintegrated -- (separated or isolated from others or a main group; "a segregated school system"; "a segregated neighborhood")

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