Verbal Ability - Selecting Words - Discussion

Discussion :: Selecting Words - Section 1 (Q.No.8)

Pick out the most effective word(s) from the given words to fill in the blank to make the sentence meaningfully complete.


If you smuggle goods into the country, they may be ...... by the customs authority.

[A]. possessed
[B]. punished
[C]. confiscated
[D]. fined

Answer: Option C


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Pankaj said: (Sep 6, 2010)  
Confiscate means to siezed the property.

Charmi said: (Nov 25, 2010)  

Urvish Munshi said: (Feb 14, 2011)  
Smuggle goods are those which are illegally brought in the country and customs has a right to seize the goods. So the correct word is confiscate.

Sudheer.G said: (May 26, 2011)  
Smuggle goods will seize by authority if you caught by them. So you have to choose the answer might close to the seize i.e., confiscate.

Divya said: (Jun 27, 2011)  
Actually confiscate means to take possession of something with an intent to return it .

Won't it be punished? explain me please.

Also the question is if YOU smuggle goods in the country THEY may be ---------- by the customs authority.

Mitesh Patekar said: (Jul 15, 2011)  
Confiscated means to take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority
e.g-"The police confiscated the stolen artwork"

Deepika said: (Aug 4, 2011)  
Thanks guys for making me convience.

Avinash said: (Sep 16, 2011)  
All the remaining 3 options seems inappropriate.

'fined' & 'punished' if the caught and why.

Do custom authority will 'possess' that.

So C.

Chakri said: (Sep 20, 2011)  
Confiscated means take or seize.

Meghna said: (Sep 27, 2011)  
Take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority

Archana said: (Apr 9, 2012)  
What are its synonyms?

Srini said: (Apr 13, 2013)  
What mean possessed?

Venkat said: (Sep 9, 2013)  
Confiscate -> to officially take something from somebody, especially as a punishment.

ex:- Their land was confiscated after the war.

Raghu said: (Aug 4, 2014)  
What is the meaning of sentence?

Varun said: (Aug 10, 2014)  
Punished is inappropriate because a thing could not be punished.

Avinash said: (Mar 15, 2015)  
Custom authority can't fine? So D is also correct.

Tarun said: (May 22, 2015)  
Why we cannot use 'punished'?

Sana said: (Feb 7, 2016)  
Confiscated means?

Neha said: (Jun 24, 2016)  

Confiscated means to take smuggle item and return it to authentic person.

Devanshu said: (Jun 28, 2016)  
Confiscate is temporary possession of something which may be illegal. So confiscated is the absolutely right answer.

Neha Jain said: (Jul 8, 2016)  
Confiscate means to take away temporarily for security on logical reason.

Gopika said: (Nov 3, 2016)  
Could anyone tell me what confiscate means with the example?

Sunny said: (Mar 10, 2017)  
Thanks for the explanation.

Nani said: (Jun 2, 2018)  
Thanks for all the given answer.

Nani said: (Jun 2, 2018)  
Thanks a lot for explaining it.

Usha L Moji said: (Jul 11, 2018)  
Confiscate means to take or seize (someone's property) with authority.

Tanmay said: (Aug 8, 2019)  
Confisated means seize.

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