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Synonyms for abduction
æbˈdʌk ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abduction(noun)

    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. abduction(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. abduction(noun)

    Synonyms:
    kidnapping

  2. abduction(noun)

    Synonyms:
    retroduction

  3. abduction(noun)

    Synonyms:
    retroduction

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. abduction

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. abduction(n.)

    Synonyms:
    withdrawing, withdrawal, withdrawment, drawing away

  2. abduction(n.)

    Synonyms:
    kidnapping

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. abduction(n)

    Synonyms:
    kidnapping, child-stealing, man-stealing, defiliation

    Associated words:
    abduct, abductor

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How to use abduction in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Osai Ojigho:

    The Nigerian authorities have failed in their duty to protect civilians, just as they did in Chibok four years ago, despite being repeatedly told that Boko Haram fighters were heading to Dapchi, it appears that police and military did nothing to avert the abduction.

  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. Alex Salmond:

    How could they possibly not have known about the fate that had befallen a British citizen? the prime responsibility of all governments is to keep their own citizens safe from harm and governments are not meant to collaborate on the illegal abduction and then the torture of one of their own citizens.

  5. Brad Adams:

    The abduction of a prominent Thai political activist on the streets of Phnom Penh demands an immediate response from Cambodian authorities.


Translations for abduction

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • отвличане, похищение, абду́кцияBulgarian
  • únos, abdukceCzech
  • Entführung, AbduktionGerman
  • απαγωγήGreek
  • forraboEsperanto
  • rapto, secuestro, abducciónSpanish
  • abduktio, sieppaus, poisvienti, ihmisryöstö, poistaminen, [[abduktiivinen]] [[päättely]], kidnappaus, loitonnusFinnish
  • abduction, rapt, enlèvementFrench
  • अपहरणHindi
  • abduzione, rapimento, sequestroItalian
  • 誘拐Japanese
  • მოტაცება, აბდუქციაGeorgian
  • 誘拐, 유괴Korean
  • abductiō, raptiōLatin
  • penculikanMalay
  • schaking, abductie, ontvoering, ontvoeren, kidnappingDutch
  • bortføring, abduksjon, kidnappingNorwegian
  • abducção, rapto, abdução, seqüestroPortuguese
  • похище́ние, абду́кцияRussian
  • ugrabitevSlovene

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