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I am not a native speaker of English. I want to know if there is a verb that means "take away something from other people".

For example: If you say I take it away do you understand that (in most cases) you take something away from other people? Removing it from the other person?

Is there a better verb than take away?

In Spanish the word is quitar. In most cases it means "from other".

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I think you might be looking for either "seize" or "confiscate"

from Oxford Dictionary of English:

Confiscate
Verb [with object] take or seize (someone's property) with authority: "the guards confiscated his camera"

Seize
Verb [with object] take forcible possession of: "army rebels seized an air base"

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There are multiple words for this. It depends on which situation you're talking about.

  1. Forcefully remove from a person or their house etc.: steal, thieve
  2. Steal, in the sense of "from a shop etc".: steal, shoplift, burglarize, run off with
  3. Take from someone, in the sense of "having been given an item": take from someone, pick up, collect

Collect can have multiple meanings. Take a look at this in the section get; help oneself to. That might be what you look for.

  • But my question is inverse. If you read "collect" you means mostly from other? Of course "steal" is from others, but I prefer a word that not means a crime. – Emilio Platzer Jun 12 '18 at 13:58
  • collect can have multiple meanings. This is one of them. Take a look at this in the section get; help oneself to. That might be what you look for, then. – DeBedenHasen Jun 12 '18 at 14:02

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