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confiscate (something) from (someone)

To take something away from someone, often as a form of punishment. I always confiscate cell phones from students who try to use them in my classroom.
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confiscate something from someone or something

to seize or impound something from someone or a group. The police confiscated all the stolen property from the suspect's garage. The clean confiscated the beer from the dormitory.
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Gordan Stankovik, President of the Chamber of Property Confiscators, said earlier in an interview with Vecer that property confiscators forcibly collected last year from firms and citizens 127.