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Synonyms for arrestəˈrɛst

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. apprehension, arrest, catch, collar, pinch, taking into custody(noun)

    the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)

    Synonyms:
    hitch, hint, touch, understanding, mite, jot, stoppage, apprehension, catch, halt, shoe collar, dog collar, snap, match, snatch, tinge, soupcon, exigency, speck, neckband, collar, taking into custody, leash, stop, discernment, misgiving, emergency, arrest, tweak, pinch, stay, apprehensiveness, dread, savvy, gimmick, grab, haul, choker, check

  2. arrest, check, halt, hitch, stay, stop, stoppage(verb)

    the state of inactivity following an interruption

    Synonyms:
    hitch, verification, enlistment, limp, full stop, stoppage, apprehension, hindrance, halt, impediment, chip, tab, interference, handicap, arrest, tick, check-out procedure, occlusion, confirmation, point, freeze, check mark, pinch, cheque, block, tour of duty, stop consonant, baulk, term of enlistment, diaphragm, checkout, taking into custody, duty tour, hinderance, hobble, blockage, curb, chit, stop, layover, rub, occlusive, plosive, collar, plosive speech sound, period, substantiation, stay, hang-up, tour, deterrent, encumbrance, catch, balk, stopover, plosive consonant, preventive, incumbrance, bank check, full point, preventative, snag, assay, bridle, closure, check

  3. collar, nail, apprehend, arrest, pick up, nab, cop(verb)

    take into custody

    Synonyms:
    quail at, cop, uplift, peck, hook, savvy, hear, complete, get, dig, percolate, hold back, nail, glom, nail down, pass with flying colors, perk up, smash, arrest, gather up, get word, nab, snitch, boom, call for, see, find out, turn back, grasp, perk, halt, gain vigor, knock off, ace, compass, receive, sweep through, stop, sail through, get the picture, pinpoint, collar, turn around, apprehend, get a line, comprehend, lift up, peg, intoxicate, pick up, breeze through, contain, elate, catch, thieve, blast, grok, learn, get wind, hold, collect, discover, check

  4. check, turn back, arrest, stop, contain, hold back(verb)

    hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of

    Synonyms:
    ensure, hold on, hold in, bar, collar, jibe, incorporate, tick off, control, carry, fit, gibe, run off, hold, moderate, cop, learn, checker, barricade, check out, mark off, retain, stop, pick up, condition, double back, assure, finish, tally, comprise, reverse, return, suss out, kibosh, check off, check over, stop over, match, check up on, cease, look into, ascertain, mark, insure, regress, forbear, go over, check, train, arrest, hold back, lay off, retrovert, quit, chase away, hold off, take, conceal, halt, block, catch, find out, see, discipline, terminate, wait, drive off, get, give up, nail, backtrack, intercept, revert, correspond, curb, restrain, keep, drive away, keep back, check into, blockade, contain, invert, bear, determine, nab, dispel, retard, crack, turn back, watch, block off, break off, see to it, break, discontinue, end, block up, tick, chequer, drive out, apprehend, agree, delay

  5. catch, arrest, get(verb)

    attract and fix

    Synonyms:
    pick up, collar, catch up with, sire, mystify, experience, develop, watch, stupefy, have, hold, overhear, cop, receive, scram, commence, stop, go, stimulate, bewitch, drive, engender, trance, fix, pay back, suffer, sustain, stick, set about, get down, fascinate, enamor, becharm, incur, draw, contract, bring forth, grow, dumbfound, beat, start, set out, take hold of, check, hold back, fetch, bring, bewilder, see, mother, take, buzz off, catch, let, make, beget, puzzle, flummox, entrance, get, generate, capture, grab, find, become, amaze, obtain, enamour, start out, convey, view, vex, enchant, aim, induce, hitch, perplex, overtake, arrest, gravel, begin, contain, father, trip up, get under one's skin, nab, beguile, nail, captivate, arrive, turn back, produce, acquire, come, pay off, pose, bugger off, cause, take in, halt, nonplus, apprehend, charm, baffle

  6. halt, hold, arrest(verb)

    cause to stop

    Synonyms:
    accommodate, staunch, book, retain, get, moderate, view as, support, apply, hold back, harbour, defend, take hold, bind, deem, hold up, arrest, cop, take, have, concord, stanch, check, make, block, take for, go for, throw, kibosh, control, turn back, harbor, catch, keep, obligate, carry, give, adjudge, entertain, nab, nurse, oblige, curb, stop, nail, pick up, defy, collar, confine, apprehend, have got, restrain, declare, withstand, agree, stem, halt, contain, obtain, maintain, guard, concur, keep back, sustain, prevail, reserve, admit, hold, hold in, bear

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. arrest

    The legal term arrest carries always the implication of a legal offense; this is true even of arresting for debt. But one may be detained by process of law when no offense is alleged against him, as in the case of a witness who is held in a house of detention till a case comes to trial. One may be restrained of his liberty without arrest, as in an insane asylum; an individual or corporation may be restrained by injunction from selling certain property. In case of an arrest, an officer may secure his prisoner by fetters, by a locked door, or other means effectually to prevent escape. Capture is commonly used of seizure by armed force; as, to capture a ship, a fort, etc. Compare HINDER; OBSTRUCT.

    Synonyms:
    apprehend, capture, catch, detain, hold, make prisoner, restrain, secure, seize, stop, take into custody, take prisoner

    Antonyms:
    discharge, dismiss, free, liberate, release, set free

    Preposition:
    Arrested for crime, on suspicion, by the sheriff; on, upon, or by virtue of a warrant; on final process; in execution.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. arrest(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    stop, stay, check, interrupt, obstruct, hinder, delay, detain, restrain, hold, withhold, keep back

  2. arrest(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    seize, apprehend, take, capture, catch, take up, take into custody, take prisoner

  3. arrest(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    engage, fix, engross, occupy, rivet

  4. arrest(n.)

    Synonyms:
    staying, stopping, hinderance, obstruction

  5. arrest(n.)

    Synonyms:
    seizure, capture, detention

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. ARREST

    Synonyms:
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Translations for arrest

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • تَوقيف, اعتقل, اعتقالArabic
  • приковавам, задържане, арест, хващам, арестуване, аретир, спиране, арестувам, успокоител, спирам, задържамBulgarian
  • arrestCatalan, Valencian
  • zatknout, zadržet, zatčeníCzech
  • arestioWelsh
  • arrestere, bremse, anholde, standse, pågribe, stoppeDanish
  • Verhaftung, Festnahme, verhaften, festnehmen, arretieren, ArrestGerman
  • συλλαμβάνω, σύλληψηGreek
  • arestoEsperanto
  • parar, paro, arresto, detener, detenidoSpanish
  • دستگیر کردن, توقیف, دستگیریPersian
  • vangita, pysähtyminen, pidättäminen, pysähdys, pidätys, pysäyttää, pidättää, pysäyttäminen, esteFinnish
  • arrestation, arrêterFrench
  • coisc, gabhIrish
  • letartóztat, elfog, megállítHungarian
  • ձերբակալել, կալանք, ձերբակալությունArmenian
  • arrestareItalian
  • 検挙, 逮捕する, 捕えるJapanese
  • დაყოვნება, დაპატიმრება, დატუსაღება, შეჩერებაGeorgian
  • urutūMāori
  • хүлээлгэхMongolian
  • arrest, grijpen, vatten, aanhouden, stoppen, arresteren, in hechtenis nemen, oppakken, stilstand, arrestatie, stuiten, aanhoudingDutch
  • areszt, aresztować, powstrzymać, przykuć, aresztowaniePolish
  • deter, prisão, parar, prenderPortuguese
  • arestare, opri, arest, aresta, deține, deținereRomanian
  • арестовать, арест, арестовыватьRussian
  • uhićenjeSerbo-Croatian
  • stoppa, bromsa, fånga, gripaSwedish
  • nasaSwahili
  • จับตัว, ยั้ง, จับได้Thai
  • tevkif etmek, tutuklamaTurkish

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