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Synonyms for abduct

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  1. abductverb

    seize, kidnap

  2. abductverb

    To take away by force; to carry away (a human being) wrongfully and usually by violence; to kidnap.

    seize, kidnap

  3. abductverb

    To draw away, as a limb or other part, from its ordinary position; to move similar parts apart.

    seize, kidnap

Princeton's WordNet

  1. kidnap, nobble, abduct, snatchverb

    take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom

    "The industrialist's son was kidnapped"

    scam, hornswoggle, snatch up, cabbage, filch, con, kidnap, rook, swindle, bunco, snarf, purloin, pinch, nobble, gyp, goldbrick, victimize, mulct, hook, lift, diddle, gip, short-change, snatch, swipe, defraud, pilfer, sneak, snap, abstract


  2. abductverb

    pull away from the body

    "this muscle abducts"

    kidnap, snatch, nobble


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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. abductverb

    kidnap, carry off, run away with, run off with

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "abduct":

    kidnap, kidnapping, hijack, remove

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  1. Rick Rahn:

    I can't really speak to you about the motive, i can just tell you it seems that he followed Mollie Tibbetts and seemed to be drawn to Mollie Tibbetts on that particular day and for whatever reason he chose to abduct Mollie Tibbetts.

  2. Rick Rahn:

    I can't really speak to you about the motive, i can just tell you it seems that Bahena Rivera followed her and seemed to be drawn to her on that particular day and for whatever reason, Bahena Rivera chose to abduct her.

  3. Chris Patten:

    People have known exactly why there shouldn't be an extradition agreement with China for years, the argument that it's better to have an extradition treaty than to abduct people illegally from Hong Kong -- are people really supposed to believe that ?

  4. Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams:

    Let me be very clear: I am innocent of any involvement in any conspiracy to abduct, kill or bury Mrs. McConville.

  5. Lam Paul Gabriel:

    NGOs (non-governmental organizations) are always there working and helping the communities ... why would we abduct or arrest them?

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