V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: 1. to keep in seclusion; 2. to take something, such as property, until a debt has been paid
Synonyms: isolate, hide, seclude, withdraw, seize, confiscate
Antonyms: release, return, free
Tips: When learning the word sequester, it may be helpful to think of the related words seclude and secure: In one sense, sequester means "to seclude people, especially a jury, from outside interference." In another sense, it means "to take property in order to secure a legal claim."
The jury was sequestered for most of the trial, and they were eager to get back to their families. (isolated, secluded)
Because he couldn't pay his taxes, his belongings were sequestered and put up for auction. (seized, confiscated)
She used her house as a place to sequester herself from society. (seclude, isolate)
I sequestered myself in the library during my finals and did not see any of my friends for a week. (hid, isolated)
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