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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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He announced the lifting of the legal administrator of more than 30 confiscated companies and the designation of structures in charge of the management of newly confiscated property in anticipation of their sale, indicating that the value of the confiscated property will reach 500 MD.
On the basis of the World Customs Organization report, the Kingdom's customs came second with regard to the number of confiscation cases, and fourth in the number of confiscated items.
Starting with primary school, the display looks at items confiscated from girls, boys and senior school pupils before examining pieces taken from pupils with emotional, social and behavioural difficulties.
Member states should consider taking measures allowing the use of confiscated property for public interest or social purposes, says the text.
In Limassol, a betting shop was raided and eight computers were confiscated.
The department also confiscated a number of indecent stationery posters after receiving a complaint from a parent saying these posters displayed indecent images that oppose Islamic traditions and affect children's education morally.
BEIRUT: Police raided a shop in north Lebanon Friday and confiscated a significant amount of weapons, The National News Agency reported.
For decades, weapons confiscated by police in Texas were supposed to be repurposed for law enforcement use - or else destroyed.
This came one day after a shipment of arms was confiscated in Taiz.
The Macedonian National Bank's decision to depreciate the value of the confiscated mortgages unless they are sold fast is going to have multiple effects on the real estate market.
September 2, 2012 (KHARTOUM) -- Sudanese security authorities on Sunday confiscated editions of three daily newspapers after being printed and without giving their editors any reasons.
Ramallah: August 5 -- (BNA) Palestinian Minister of Endowments and Religious Affairs, Mahmoud Al-Habbash, emphasized that the Ministry closely follows with the matter of retrieval of Palestinian Endowments' lands confiscated by Israeli occupation authorities since 1967 and will take the necessary actions for this purpose.
After driving 2,800 miles to Donetsk for Monday's Group D opener with France and being granted admittance to the Donbass Arena, the band were stunned when security staff confiscated their instruments.
OUR story about a dad's anger at having cans of pop confiscated at the Galpharm has moved our posters.
Pills Confiscated, Cigarette Taxes Collected in Gaza