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detain

synonym (synonym of detain)

  • (verb.social)
    deprive of freedom; take into confinement (verb.social)
     
  • (verb.change)
    stop or halt (verb.change)
     
  • (verb.change)
    cause to be slowed down or delayed (verb.change)
     
  • (noun)
    Detention. (noun)
     

antonym (antonym of detain)

hypernym (detain IS A KIND OF .... relation)

hyponym (.... IS A KIND OF detain relation)

  • cause to be slowed down or delayed (verb.change)
    engage in delaying tactics or refuse to cooperate (verb.change)
     
  • (verb.change)
    delay or hold up; prevent from proceeding on schedule or as planned (verb.change)
     
  • (verb.change)
    deliberately delay an event or action (verb.change)
     
  • (verb.change)
    act so as to delay an event or action in order to gain an advantage (verb.change)
     
  • deprive of freedom; take into confinement (verb.social)
    hold and prevent from leaving (verb.contact)
     
  • (verb.contact)
    squeeze together (verb.contact)
     
  • (verb.social)
    lock up or confine, in or as in a jail (verb.social)
     
  • (verb.social)
    deprive of freedom (verb.social)
     
  • (verb.social)
    order a defendant to be placed in custody pending the outcome of a proceedings against him or her (verb.social)
     
  • (verb.social)
    confine as if in a prison (verb.social)
     
  • (verb.social)
    confine in a cage (verb.social)
     
  • (verb.social)
    place in a confining or embarrassing position (verb.social)
     
  • (verb.social)
    cause to stay indoors (verb.social)
     

derivation (.... is derived from detain)

  • cause to be slowed down or delayed (verb.change)
    the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time (noun.act)
     
  • deprive of freedom; take into confinement (verb.social)
    the act of restraining of a person's liberty by confining them (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    a punishment in which a student must stay at school after others have gone home (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.person)
    some held in custody (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.state)
    a state of being confined (usually for a short time) (noun.state)
     
  • stop or halt (verb.change)
    a judicial order forbidding some action until an event occurs or the order is lifted (noun.communication)
     
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