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Synonyms for abduction
æbˈdʌk ʃənab·duc·tion

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  1. abductionnoun


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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. abduction

    abstraction, subtraction, deprivation, ablution, rape, seizure, appropriation

    addition, adduction, replacement, restitution, restoration, surrender, reinstatement

Princeton's WordNet

  1. abductionnoun

    the criminal act of capturing and carrying away by force a family member; if a man's wife is abducted it is a crime against the family relationship and against the wife

  2. abductionnoun

    (physiology) moving of a body part away from the central axis of the body

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  1. abductionnoun

    withdrawing, withdrawal, withdrawment, drawing away

  2. abductionnoun


Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. abductionnoun

    kidnapping, child-stealing, man-stealing, defiliation

    Associated words:
    abduct, abductor

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How to use abduction in a sentence?

  1. Apopka Police:

    Mr. Mejia was scared he would not see his daughter again so he provided the abduction story in hopes it would assist in recovering his daughter.

  2. Mohamad Mat Yusop:

    For the time being, there was no element of abduction or kidnapping.

  3. State Department spokesman John Kirby:

    His abduction, his detention and now conviction on baseless charges demonstrated a flagrant disregard by Russian authorities for the rule of law and raises serious concerns regarding Russia's compliance with its international legal obligations.

  4. Pat Brown:

    An abduction was extremely unlikely based on the amount of time, evidence at the scene, and every other shred of evidence there has ever been.

  5. Osai Ojigho:

    The Nigerian authorities must investigate the inexcusable security lapses that allowed this abduction to take place without any tangible attempt to prevent it, as an even greater priority, the government must use all lawful means at its disposal to ensure that these girls are rescued.

Translations for abduction

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  • отвличане, абду́кция, похищениеBulgarian
  • abdukce, únosCzech
  • Abduktion, EntführungGerman
  • απαγωγήGreek
  • forraboEsperanto
  • secuestro, rapto, abducciónSpanish
  • [[abduktiivinen]] [[päättely]], kidnappaus, abduktio, sieppaus, poistaminen, loitonnus, poisvienti, ihmisryöstöFinnish
  • abduction, rapt, enlèvementFrench
  • अपहरणHindi
  • sequestro, abduzione, rapimentoItalian
  • 誘拐Japanese
  • აბდუქცია, მოტაცებაGeorgian
  • 誘拐, 유괴Korean
  • raptiō, abductiōLatin
  • penculikanMalay
  • kidnapping, abductie, ontvoering, schaking, ontvoerenDutch
  • abduksjon, kidnapping, bortføringNorwegian
  • rapto, abdução, seqüestro, abducçãoPortuguese
  • похище́ние, абду́кцияRussian
  • ugrabitevSlovene

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